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KOKOMO, Ind. - A pastor brought out a dirt bike during a church service to demonstrate the concept of unity. Now he's demonstrating the concept of healing.
Jeff Harlow, the senior pastor at Crossroads Community Church, broke his wrist when he lost control of the motorcycle at the start of Sunday's second service, driving off a 5-foot platform and into the vacant first row of seats. He underwent surgery on the wrist Monday.
"Jeff has already laughed a lot, so he's OK. I think his pride was bruised," said his wife, Becky....
Hmm....well, I feel sorry for him and hope he gets better, but then again Faith comes by hearing the word, not by drama. Check out Acts 2. Any mention of motorcycles or chariots? Nope, but thousands repented.
My pastor, Gil Rugh, likes to ride a motorcycle. He wouldn't ride it in church, but this story should even be more incentive not to do that. As I heard on one radio show, this should be an inspiration on a sermon about public transportation. I can almost guarantee one thing, the length that time that it takes a broken wrist to heal, that pastor's humor will turn more into the gallows variety. One of these days, somebody will write a book, "how stupid things happen to reasonably smart people."
He certainly illustrated the popular delusion that stunts or sketches (AKA "performance art" or allegory) communicate better than language. Especially concerning spiritual matters, pictures etc. are *not* worth a thousand words.