I begin this morning’s message with a reflection from the Upper Room daily devotional. It is the reading for February 23, 2018. The title is, “Uncomfortable with Grace”: God called Abram into a relationship that took Abram from his home and kindred. Abram left Ur not knowing where following God would take him. (or his family).
Do any of you like Roquefort cheese? Do you know that not just any sheep-milk blue cheese can be legally labeled Roquefort. To qualify for that name, the cheese must be made entirely from the milk of the Lacaune breed of sheep and matured in the natural caves near the town of Roquefort-sur-Soulzon in the Aveyron region of France, where it is colonized by the fungus Penicillium roqueforti that grows in these caves.
Did any of you watch SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket launch last Tuesday? In a world of bad news this was literally a bright spot! The successful Falcon launch made history as the world's most powerful rocket since Saturn 5. Containing 27 engines, the rocket has a thrust able to generate more than 5 million pounds, something like the equivalent of 18 Boeing 747 aircraft taking off together!