"Who's in Charge Around Here?" - - by Rev. Weldon Bares



I like the story about an insurance agent who stopped by a church hoping to sell a liability policy. He greeted the head usher on Sunday morning and asked to speak with whoever was in charge. The usher said, “Not me. I only hand out the bulletins. Let me take you to the pastor.”


The insurance agent then asked the pastor if he was in charge. The pastor said, “Well, not really. I preach and teach. Let me take you to the chairperson of the Administrative Board.”


The insurance agent asked the chairperson if she was in charge. She said, ”Not me. I only conduct meetings. Let me take you to the head of the trustees committee.”


The insurance agent then asked the head of the trustees if he was in charge. He said, “Not me. I just help take care of the building.”


By this time the insurance agent was a little frustrated and he wondered out loud, “Well, who IS in charge around here anyway?”


The president of the United Methodist Women was serving coffee in the kitchen and she quickly said, “That’s me. Nothing happens around here until I make the coffee!”


Priorities are important, aren’t they?


Jesus said, “Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.” (Matthew 6:33) Here is the truth of the matter. Nothing really happens in our spiritual lives until we seek first the kingdom of God and God’s righteousness. Today, let’s take some steps in that direction!