Are you unsure of what to buy your pastor for Christmas? Take heart with the following suggestions from the Rev. David R. Francoeur:
- Early Exit Alarm
Tired of all those people leaving church before the end of the service? A simple laser projector at each door sends out a piercing alarm each time the beam is broken. This splendid device will encourage church members to remain dutifully seated until dismissed. A bargain at $2,555.09!
- Vacuum-Tube Collection System
Designed to operate like the ones at bank drive-ins. Pew mounted with central receiving station in basement or secured room. Ready to install for 200-pew church. Eliminate the time-consuming offertory. $103,911.43 (includes installation!)
- Powdered Sermons
This collection of timeless classics is sure to help any pastor who preaches the Word of God. Simply sprinkle some of the water from his pulpit glass on the powder, and presto!—an instant, easy-to-read sermon that guarantees great response from the congregation. A deal at $20!
Seriously though, sometimes at Christmas we remember everyone else before we remember the Person Who made Christmas possible in the first place, Jesus Christ. I believe that one of the important gifts at Christmas should be to the church and other Biblically sound ministries. It is easy to forget this in the hustle and bustle of Christmas shopping.
So take a minute. Remember your own pastor with a card and a note of thanks. Stick some money inside and suggest he take his wife out to dinner. He is sure to appreciate your thoughtfulness.
The mystery of the humanity of Christ, that He sunk Himself into our flesh, is beyond all human understanding. — Martin Luther
Devotional by Dr. James A. Scudder