A friend bumped into his pirate buddy on the street, “Hey, I haven’t seen you in a while. What happened? You look terrible.”
“What do you mean?” said the pirate, “I feel fine.”
“What about the wooden leg? You didn’t have that before.”
“Well, we were in a battle and I got hit with a cannonball, but I’m fine now.”
“Well, okay, but what about that hook? What happened to your hand?”
“We were in another battle. I boarded a ship and got into a sword fight. My hand was cut off, I got fitted with a hook. I’m fine, really.”
“What about that eye patch?”
“Oh, one day we were at sea and a flock of birds flew over, I looked up and one of them pooped in my eye.”
“You’re kidding,” said the friend, “You couldn’t lose an eye just from that!”
“It was my first day with the hook.”
Wood burns faster when you have to cut and chop it yourself.
Thought for the day
1 Peter 1:2a, “Dear friends, God the Father chose you long ago and knew you would become his children”
God didn’t choose you because of something you’ve done. It’s all because of who he is. It doesn’t matter how good you are, or how smart you are, or how spiritual you are. God saved you because he loves you.