September 18, 2019

“An intelligent mind acquires knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.” –Proverbs 18:15

Sharing a meal with friends is a special event. Good food and good conversation always make for a great time. Learning how to make good food with a good friend, now that is an awesome time. Jack and Jolene are a special couple who befriended Aimee and me at the church we served in Fort Cobb, OK. One day I called Jack and Jolene and asked if they would like to go to dinner with us. They said they would love to have dinner, but we should come to their house. Jack was getting ready to make his enchiladas and they thought we would enjoy that experience.

It was a great experience, to say the least! When we arrived at Jack and Jo’s house we learned that not only were we going to be eating Jack’s special enchiladas, but that I was going to learn how to make them.  Everything was in the kitchen ready to go. Jack took time that night to show me how prepare each ingredient, roll the enchiladas, and cook them just right. It was a fantastic evening that was far more than just conversation and eating. That night I gained a new skill. I learned how to do something I never thought possible for me.

Because Jack has a passion for good food and cooking, and because he was willing to share, Aimee and I were blessed with a great evening. The blessing of that event went far beyond the evening. Since then I have had the privilege of making Jack’s enchiladas for my family and friends. I am truly grateful for the opportunity to learn something new.

When was the last time you learned something new? When was that last time you tried something for the first time? That night at Jack and Jo’s house was far more than dinner with friends. It was a learning experience.  We should never stop learning. There is always more to experience, more horizons to explore, more recipes to learn. What you learn today may become a gift to share with other tomorrow.

-Rev. Keith King, Pastor of Worship