"I got thrown off track because . . ." - by Rev. Weldon Bares


In a recent sermon, I told about a crazy time at the church office last week. We had air conditioner problems and two funerals and all kinds of other challenges kept popping up all through the week , every single day.


During the week, a friend of mine sent me a text to ask if I had been watching a series on Netflix that she had recommended. It was my intention to reply: “Hey I’ve only seen the first episode and really liked it. I got thrown off track because of a couple of funerals this week. But I’ll get back with it.”


As we know, the auto-correct feature on the Iphone has a way of correcting something that doesn’t need correcting. Case in point. Here is what I actually sent because of the auto-correct: “Hey I’ve only seen the first episode and really liked it. I got thrown off track because of a couple of females this week. But I’ll get back with it.” Obviously, not what I was trying to say.


Everybody has days and weeks and months that we get thrown off track, when there doesn’t seem to be enough hours in the day and things just don’t seem to be clicking.


Especially in days that like, we need to stop for a minute and take a deep breath. We need to follow the admonition of holy scripture to “be still and know that I am God.” Even in days that we are thrown off track, let’s trust in the One who said, “My peace I give to you.” (John 14:27)