Give & Take

Adventist Life

Pastor Manny Vela went to the podium to speak. “When Pastor Jerry asked me to take the sermon today,” he began, “I didn’t know what to preach about. I had already preached the Christmas story from the perspective of Mary, Joseph, the shepherds, and the Wise Men.”

He paused, then continued, “Then I remembered the donkey. I thought, I’ve never preached it from the perspective of the donkey! And since donkeys never say much, it would be a very short sermon . . .”

Vela did manage to fill his allotted time, however!

—Edna Regester, Boiling Springs, South Carolina

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