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Pastor's Notes


It was a popular exhibit in a midwestern zoo. Of all the reptiles in the reptilium, the python was the most exciting to watch. In their desire to increase the population of pythons, the zoo borrowed a mate from a neighboring city. After several days into the experiment a novice worker feeding the snakes threw a single piece of meat into the python cage. By morning, it was too late. Each snake starting on opposite ends began to swallow until they came face to face. Pythons cannot control the muscles they swallow with. Sometime in the night the one with the larger mouth won and the other was breakfast. To this day, I am not sure if the male or female won, but I’ve seen this same act, taking place in the lives of people. Unlike pythons, we can control our desire to devour. But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed that ye be not consumed one of another. Galatians 5:15 There are consequences to the life filled with self indulgence and hate! We have destroyed the innocent and our own loved ones and in our jaded existence have not a thimble full of joy, peace and love. Why do the work place, the school, and our home have to be a constant battleground just to keep from being devoured? Wouldn’t you like to take a break from the Rodent Derby, “rat race” to those of you who go to the tracks?   Wouldn’t you like to lay your head on the pillow tonight with peace that passes understanding and joy that is indescribable? Wouldn’t you like to know that when morning comes, the day has been ordered to benefit you in every way?   You can O yes you can! Provisions were made for you to come home to the Father’s house. There, His servants have bread and to spare and you as a repentant child will receive a kiss and rest for your soul. Now get to your knees and tell Jesus of your life. Ask him to take away your sins and give him charge of your tomorrows. He will do it for you. 
With love
Pastor Don White
First Assembly of God