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A Therapist, A City Builder, and A Theologian

Updated: May 4, 2022

For we are what He has made us, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand to be our way of life. Ephesians 2:10

A therapist, a city builder, and a theologian on a bird watching trip in Kentucky found themselves out late. As the sun set they sought shelter in a little isolated cabin they'd just discovered. Vacant, with the front door open, they went in and looked on something odd.

There in the center of the room was a stove suspended from the ceiling. Why would the stove be so high up and in the middle of the room? The therapist said, "It's clear to me this poor cabin owner put the stove up so he could curl up under it, similar to being in his Mother's womb." The city builder said, "I rather think that it's the owner's manner of distributing the heat more evenly." The theologian said, "No, that fire lifted up as indicating an outreach of the soul.

Just as he finished saying that the guy came in the front door. After introducing themselves they glanced at the stove, "Why's your stove up high? "Truth is," the guy said, "I had more wire than I had stove-piping!"

Creative; A stove off the ground!! Our joy of getting regular things done increases as we love the Lord!! Well then we may wonder-- Did the three men go bird watching the next morning with sincere appreciation of gracious hospitality from the cabin owner, sending him more stove=piping after they returned home to the city? This is a good story for thought.

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