"At a Liquor Store??" - - by Rev. Weldon Bares


It is so easy to be forgetful. I like the story about a pastor who got a telephone call late one night at home. He answered the phone and a voice said, “Yes, I would like to order eight cases of beer and four bottles of vodka. I want them sent to my home right away, please.”

Well, right away, he instantly recognized a woman’s voice from his congregation. He said very gently, “Mrs. Johnson, I am your pastor.” He fully expected her to apologize for calling the wrong number, but instead of that, she angrily said, “So WHAT are you doing at a liquor store, Reverend?”

Clearly, she forgot who she was calling and why. We also sometimes forget. We sometimes forget some very important things.

The scripture talks about the importance of remembering. These words are found in the Old Testament book of Deuteronomy: “Be careful that you do not forget the Lord, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.” (Deuteronomy 6:12)

Today, let’s not forget some things. Let’s not forget to be kind. Let’s not forget to forgive. Let’s not forget to turn the other cheek. Let’s not forget to be grateful. And most importantly, let’s not forget the Lord, who has delivered us.