Last week the marquee on our church sign said, “OUR CHURCH IS LIKE FUDGE, SWEET WITH A FEW NUTS.” It got quite a reaction, as members discussed who might qualify as the “nuts.”
I enjoy reading the marquees on church signs as I travel. The best ones use humor to make a point. Here are some more of my favorites that our church has used:
GOD WANTS FULL CUSTODY, NOT JUST WEEKENDS.
GOD SENT YOU A FRIEND REQUEST IN HIS FAITH BOOK.
GOD GIVES UNLIMITED ANYTIME MINUTES.
OUR CHURCH IS PRAYER CONDITIONED.
GOD GRADES ON THE CROSS, NOT THE CURVE.
UP TO YOUR NECK IN HOT WATER? BE LIKE A TEAPOT AND SING!
OUR SUNDAYS ARE BETTER THAN DAIRY QUEEN.
NO BUNNY AROSE FROM THE DEAD. BUT JESUS DID!
BEAT THE CHRISTMAS RUSH. STOP IN THIS SUNDAY.
THE PERFECT CHURCH FOR THOSE WHO AREN’T.
Of all the messages we have put on our marquee, that last one may be the favorite among our members. What a beautiful reminder that we are imperfect people serving a perfect God, and that you don’t have to be perfect to join us. I believe that is what Jesus meant when he said, “Those who are well don’t need a doctor, but the sick do need one. I didn’t come to call the righteous, but sinners.” (Mark 2:17, HCSB).
Yep, He even mixes in a few nuts.
(Copyright 2012 by Bob Rogers. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Read this column each Friday in the Herald. Read old “Holy Humor” columns by visiting www.fbcrincon.com and clicking on “Holy Humor.”)