“The Message that points to Christ on the Cross seems like sheer silliness to those hellbent on destruction, but for those on the way of salvation it makes perfect sense” 1 Corinthians 1:18
Eugene Peterson wrote The Message bible after re-writing the book of Galatians into today’s language. An editor from NavPress saw his work and asked if he would take on translating the New Testament. In an interview, Peterson said, “I was a reluctant participant in this. I really didn’t think that I could do it or that it could be done.” But in faith (and facing the possibility of looking “silly”), he completed both the Old and the New Testament in twelve years. The Message continues to fill a spiritual hole in the hearts of millions of readers, including mine.
My first book, Incidents from the Church Office, was written to inspire, encourage, and enlighten those who work behind the scenes in the church office. After much encouragement from readers, I wrote two more, which later I combined as the The Donut Theory.
Often when presenting to a group, I offer the first participant who comes up with The Donut Theory a free copy of the book. Today, I’m offering free e-book codes to five Daily Meditation readers who can tell me the donut theory. Think about donuts and imagine the life of a busy church office, and respond to this message.
Beloved God, even when our ministry seems a bit silly or makes no sense, help us to serve you with joy. Amen.