The Creator’s Envoys

If this Man were not from God, He could do nothing

John 9:33
John 9:1-41 or 9:1, 6-9, 13-17, 34-38

Sermon Week/Year

Fourth Sunday of Lent,

Sermon Topic

God: hands of,

From the “good old days” in an oil-rich Texas boom-town, comes the story of a local tycoon who presented his fellow citizens with a beautiful park-site with a large lake in the middle of it. A special meeting of the Town Council was called to offer a vote of thanks to the generous benefactor. One of the Council members, inspired by the dim recollection of a travel folder he had seen, offered a suggestion. “I propose,” he said, “that the town acquire a number of gondolas.” Whereupon the following exchange took place between the donor and members of the Council:

“Gondolas? What for?”

“For the lake.”

“What good will they do?”

“My friends, a few gondolas will enhance the natural beauty of the lake and make it more picturesque.”

“Okay, let’s have gondolas!”

“Let’s order two.”

“No, make it a three.”

“How about a dozen of them?”

Then the wise old Mayor spoke up:


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