Almost every one of us can be uniquely identified by 3 words that form our full name.
What name identifies our local Church Building? Church of God
If we dig deeper, another three words? Faith of Abraham
That describes what we call ourselves, but what three words globally define where we are?
Sheet – Spark - Sliver
Some folks were brainstorming about finding a better way to locate specific places, becuase addresses are difficult, specific house numbers on a street, etc. Anyone that has tried to use a GPS to find a street address has probably found they can take you to a very wrong location, or sometimes be off by a ½ block. Latitude and Longitudes are very exact, but they are hard to remember and talk about.
So these folks that were brainstorming came up with an idea:
So a Dictionary of 40,000 words is mapping every 3 meter by 3 meter grid on the planet earth.
They try to keep similar sounding words away from nearby ranges.
They use the least complicated words in cities and the most complicated words in un-populated areas such as: Antarctica, with this location being radioing – emancipated - unmitigated
We mentioned the front door of the Hutchinson church is addressed by:: Sheet – Spark - Sliver. The back door is: appear – fears – faster
Amanda’s classroom is: trio-rests-thick & palms-appeal-cliff
Jason is a floor under so shares the same address.
Rachel’s classroom is: Crew-Nights-Cuts
Mercedes is now using this as their main navigation system in their automobiles. Domino’s Pizza is using three words for the delivery address in some world markets. Mongolia uses it as their official address now, and now their post office is actually able to find the correct place to deliver packages for everyone!!!
The church sanctuary breaks down as:
A lot of important Bible verses can be summarized by three words.
Hebrews 7:25 (NASB)
Therefore He is able also to save forever those who draw near to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them.
He is able
Joshua 1:9 (KJV)
Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever
Be not afraid
1 John 4:8 (NASB)
The one who does not love does not know God, for God is love.
God is Love
John 13:34 (NASB)
A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another.
Love one another
Hebrews 13:8 (NASB)
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.
Yesterday, today, forever
Matthew 5:16 (NASB)
Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven
Shine your light (changing the order, but preserving the meaning)
I started by pointing out what 3 words we are identified by (our names), then we talked about how we can be located anywhere in the world with just three words. What three words do we want to be described by?
© Vivian P. Kirkpatrick, 2018
Video form of this devotion here.