September 26, 2022

Blessed are those who find wisdom,
those who gain understanding,
for she is more profitable than silver
and yields better returns than gold.

– Proverbs 3:13-14

It had been a long day; in fact, it had been a long day and night. I walked into the house after a day of work and an exciting Wednesday Night Alive, only to be greeted by warmer temperatures in the house than outside. Something had caused our air conditioner stop working. It was not the homecoming we were expecting.

It is important to note, that I really like my air conditioner. Like, I really, really, really like air conditioning- especially keeping the temperature low at night.  It makes sleeping a joy. When the air conditioner does not work, I get cranky (my family might say this word is not strong enough).  So, the prospect of enduring a warm, sleepless night was challenging for us all.

I was prepared to stay home the next day and wait for the AC company to come and repair our system.  However, I sat down and opened YouTube. I watched a few videos to help diagnose the problem and see if we could fix it, at least temporarily.  We went to the garage and opened the closet where are AC unit is located and much to our surprise, we fixed the AC!  Just a few moments before, we had no idea why our air conditioner was not working, or how to fix it, but we learned and were able to sleep in cold and peace.

It is amazing to consider how much information is available to us. With the simple click of a button, we can view more information than we can possibly consume. After our AC was working, and I had a moment to cool down, I was reminded of the gift we have in learning new things.  We can access so much information at such a rapid pace. What keeps us from learning new things, and experiencing new things? When we are open to new knowledge and new possibilities, we find a life that is full, exciting, blessed, and maybe even a little cooler.

– Rev. Keith King, Pastor of Worship