Pass the Tissue

The heart pumps enough blood in an average lifetime to fill 13 super tankers, each holding one million barrels. Our stomachs produce the equivalent of a new stomach lining every three days because of the strong digestive acids. Goose bumps are a temperature triggered device used by our bodies to produce protective body hair. And finally, we all carry around a trace of iron in our noses to orient us in relation to the earth’s magnetic field.

You may ask, says who? Marc McCutcheon in his book “The Compass in Your Nose and Other Astonishing Facts about Humans.” The newspaper article about this book was titled “Lost? Just Follow Your Nose.”

The other day I was reading another book. This book had been on the top of the best seller book list for as many years as the list had been around. I read somewhere that this book had sold more copies than any book in history and had been translated into 518 languages. People keep dismissing it, but it manages to stay at the top of the best sellers list. Well, as I said, I was reading it the other day and came across a place where the main character was saying these words, “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life, and no man comes to the Father but by me.”
The book: The Holy Bible

The main character: Jesus

Let’s CONSIDER these two books. Option number one- when we are lost we can follow our noses. This way could guarantee getting us to the North Pole, that is if we aren’t having a sinus problem. Option number two- We can follow the Man from Galilee. This way guarantees the Kingdom of God. As for me, and I am sure for most of you, it’s “my nose gets me into enough trouble. Hey Jesus, wait for me!”

Thomas said to him, “Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?” Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you really know me, you will know[b] my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him.” Philip said, “Lord, show us the Father and that will be enough for us.” John 14:5-7

Rev. Wendell Mettey
February 26, 1990
Revised 8/28/2013

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