Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Mmmm... Tastes Good. Want some?

Tonight was a memorial service for Dr. Edmund Clowney, the former president of Westminster Seminary.

The main message was given by Skip Ryan, and he preached on 1 Corinthians 2:1-5. There were a lot of wonderful nuggets in his message, but towards the conclusion, he emphasized to preachers (and teachers!) that they must first have tasted of the goodness of the Lord before they can offer it to others. And this was something at which Dr. Clowney excelled, because he knew and loved the Lord so deeply himself.

When parents are trying to get their little kids to eat something, they will say something along the lines of, "Mmmm, broccoli. Tastes Good. Want some?"

And this, friends, is how we share the Lord. We must taste the Lord and see that he is good. He is good to us. We must believe this deeply. And only then are we "qualified" (if there is such a thing, in truth) to share that goodness with others.

1 comment:

james said...

Great post. That was a great service for a great man of God.