A man was coming out of church and stopped to greet the minister.  The minister grabbed the hand of the man and pulled the man aside.  The preacher said to him, "You need to join the Army of the Lord!" The man replied, "I'm already in the Army of the Lord, Pastor."  The puzzled minister questioned, "How come I don't see you except at Christmas and Easter?"  The man relied in a barely audible voice, "Shhh.  I'm in the secret service.”  I am sure in God’s plan, none of us was meant for secret service.



J. Michael Shannon is professor of preaching at Cincinnati Bible College in Cincinnati, OH.