|Rev. Roger Perry|
"noli me tangere"
Membership Level: Full
We all know how Jesus started out his working life as a carpenter. Some time ago, someone with a good imagination came up with a story about his tools and how they had decided to hold a conference.
The hammer was chosen to preside over the meeting, but there were a few complaints that he was, perhaps a bit to noisy. The hammer, in response to these remarks said, “ screw will also have to leave then, because you have to turn him around again and again to get him to complete his work.” In answer to this screw said, “ I will leave if you all wish, but plane must also leave, his work is so shallow, scraping the surface only.”
In that case,” replied the plane, “sandpaper must leave too, he is always rubbing people up the wrong way.”
As the discussion went on, the carpenter of Nazareth arrived, put on his apron and started to work. He took up his hammer, used some screws, applied the plane and then used the sandpaper to smooth his work down.
After the days work was completed and the carpenter had gone, the Ruler stood up and addressed the tools. “ I can see quite clearly fellow tools, we are all working together with the Lord to get the job done”.
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:28)