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Harold (God Can Bless Anything but Nothing)

August 27, 2015

God can bless anything but nothing! Let me prove it.

Rev. Shane L. Bishop


(Sumner, Illinois, circa 1994)

My friend Craig LeQuatte says, “God is a God of multiplication.  He can bless anything but nothing.”  Sometimes we don’t do evangelism and faith sharing because we are afraid we will do more “harm than good.”  I have found in my years of ministry that even a bad witness is better than no witness.  Let me introduce you to Harold.

Harold killed people in World War II and then worked 30 years in a condom factory.  These two life events shaped his personality like an irregular pair of shoes eventually deforms the feet.  Harold was my neighbor.  I walked by his mobile home each day on my way to and from the parsonage to the Sumner United Methodist Church in Sumner, Illinois.  I was warned about Harold, “He is a recalcitrant, and curmudgeon old man who doesn’t like anybody but especially hates preachers.”  Harold…

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