“And one will say to him, ‘What are these wounds in thine hands?’ Then he will say, ‘Those with which I was wounded in the house of my friends’” (Zechariah 13:6).
Recently I was guest speaker at a men’s meeting held 70 miles away from the host church at a retreat center owned and run by the Baptists of that part of the state. My drive there required 115 miles–up the interstate, onto the U.S. highway, followed by a state road, county road, and finally something resembling a pigtrail.
That night, as we left the large room where we had held our evening session, I asked one of the leaders, “Will someone lock up?” Our materials still lay on the tables.
He said, “This place is so remote that thieves would never find it if they were trying.” We laughed.
He was right, except for one thing.
Sometimes, the thieves are among us. We bring them in with us.