"From the rising of the sun to its going down The LORD's name is to be praised." (Psalm 113:3).
A friend of mine, who is hearing impaired, was attending a church service as a new follower of Jesus. Much of the program was foreign to him, but he was giving it his best effort to keep up with the songs, the sermon, and the smells. In fact, he was doing great until the preacher closed the service with a benediction prayer, which he ended by saying, "In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost."
What my friend heard was, "In the name of the Father, the Son, and the whole East Coast."
"What does the East Coast have to do with all of this?" he asked.
"Huh?" I replied, genuinely perplexed.
"The preacher just prayed in the name of "the whole East Coast," he explained to me, and then asked, "so, what does that mean?"
"No, no," I replied, "he said, 'the Holy Ghost."
Needless to say we both got a huge chuckle out of the moment.
But then again, after thinking about it, I realized that the whole East Coast does in fact play a crucial part in what the Lord wants to do. The Bible says, "From the rising of the Sun to its going down, the Lord's name is to be praised." That means it all starts on the whole East Coast.
So here's a thought.....if we could somehow get the whole East Coast to start praising the Lord, then maybe, just maybe, the rest of the Nation would join in and do the same.
What do you think?