I recently wrote this little encouragement note for our Senior Minister, Eddie. Rather than just send it to him, I thought I’d share with everyone.
Jack Sandel here. Hope you’re having an enjoyable weekend. Just wanted to touch base and tell you a quick story.
I wore this snazzy shirt a few weeks ago. People told me I looked like Rick Warren. My parents explained he’s a famous author and preacher. They’re trying to expose me to biblical teaching early, so they loaded a Rick Warren message onto my IPod.
Now, Eddie, I’ve got to tell you something. Rick Warren was decent, but I don’t know what all the fuss is about.
Long story short, I knew that if God was good, there had to be better teaching out there somewhere.
Next, my dad suggested I might enjoy one of his favorite storytellers: Donald Miller.
I’m telling you, man. That stuff was TERRIBLE. Donald Miller makes babies cry.
Then, my mom told me about a preacher I might really like. She loaded a West Side message onto my pod.
I said, “Whoa. Who is this guy? This is a preaching style of whole new proportions. I’ve never heard anything like this before!”
My Dad said, “Little guy, that’s your pal, Eddie.”
“That’s good stuff,” I responded with a smile. “Hit me with some more of that!”
Eddie, I’ve got to tell you something.
You are one cool cat. And, that’s all I’ve got to say about that.
From that moment on, I vowed never to wear a Hawaiian shirt again.
I’ve moved up in the world. I’m sporting the Eddie Lowen golf shirt from here on out.
You’re my favorite preacher dude.
Jack T. Sandel