West Union United Methodist Church
Saturday, June 15, 2024
Luke 10:27

Pastor's Corner


From Mee to You

Halleluiah! Christ is risen!

Few weeks ago, we celebrated the amazing day of resurrection whole-heartedly. We have met risen Christ in our own upper room then. He made us to open our eyes and minds to see and understand how real his resurrection is……... Do you live your days with the joy of resurrection yet? Is your body still trembles by the excitement of the hope for the life everlasting that our risen Lord Jesus Christ offers? I do hope so.

Here is a Christian clean joke that I heard from my friend EJ who is retired nurse, heard it from her church in California. She shared this story when I shared with her of the hope for eternal life, one night last week. I enjoyed it with loud laughter and spent some time to discern afterward. Now I am sharing it with you and prayerfully hope it should give you a little laugh at least and much to discern:

An Iowa couple decided to go to Florida to thaw out during a particularly cold winter (like many of you are!). They made reservations to stay at the same hotel where they spent their honeymoon thirty years ago. Now, because of their very hectic schedule, it was difficult to coordinate their travel plans. So the husband left Iowa and flew to Florida on Friday, and his wife was going to fly there the next day. The husband checked into the hotel, but unlike when they were there the first time thirty years earlier, there was a computer in the room and he decided to send an email to his wife. As he typed out the address, however, he accidentally made a one-letter mistake in the email address.

Meanwhile, in Houston, Texas, a Baptist pastor had just had a heart attack and died. His wife returned home from the funeral and decided to check her email, thinking that there might be messages from relatives and so on. After reading the first message, she screamed and fell dead on the floor. The widow's son rushed into the room and found his mother on the floor. He then saw the computer screen, and here is what it said: "To my darling wife, I know that you are surprised to hear from me. They have computers here now and you're allowed to send emails to your loved ones. I've just arrived and checked in. I see that everything's been prepared for your arrival tomorrow, and I look forward to seeing you then. I hope your journey is as uneventful as mine was: "P.S. It sure is hot down here!"

Hopefully this story brightens your day a little bit and reminds you much of Joy and Hope of Easter that we still celebrate. Halleluiah! Christ is risen indeed!

In Sure Hope of the risen Christ,

Pastor Mee