An  on-line cyber-church where you will find moving prayers, touching stories, inspirational sermons, penetrating thoughts, and reflections about the mighty love of God.


WelcomeToWorshipHeader.gif (8501 bytes)

To Access Previous Sermons By Title, Click Archives Button
wpe18.jpg (2984 bytes)

Other Find The Power Sites

Ministry Home Page

Virtual Church

Inspiration Storehouse

Clergy & Servants Page

Daily Devotionals

Conversations With God

Wisdom Minutes

Bible Reference Database

Prayer Pages

Affirmation Pages

Healing Pages

Contact Us

 

Faith Pages

Site Search

 

Bookmark | Share | Email | Print | More...
Bookmark and Share  

 

ChurchHomeButton.gif (1762 bytes)

ChurchPrayerRequestButton.gif (1855 bytes)

ChurchOpeningPrayerButton.gif (1843 bytes)

ChurchSoulQuestionsButton.gif (1839 bytes)

ChurchTodaysMessageButton.gif (1888 bytes)

ChurchClosingPrayerButton.gif (1830 bytes)

wpe21.jpg (2392 bytes)

 

Our Current Virtual Church Message

The Fillins

Hi Frank,

Frank, you and Martha have been to our house more times than I can count. The same for me and Janice being at your house. I've known you since before first grade. We've been in the same church since we were too young to know who we were. We graduated from high school in the same class here in Woodland Heights in 1961. How you have remained police chief all these years is a wonder. Before I forget, Janice says we're all supposed to go eat at the new Chinese buffet over on the by-pass on Saturday evening.

Anyway, I've got something really strange going on across the street. Back in January when the snow was still on, a moving van showed up in the driveway of the Fillins. I can see everything because, as you know, I sit here in the recliner in front of the picture window. The moving van was from a company I never heard of. Don't know where the company is located. The truck backed up in the Fillins' driveway. Two guys got out and opened up the doors of the van to load the furniture. I was kind of shocked because neither of the Fillins had said anything about moving. Course, we don't socialize much with them in the winter. By the way, they are really great neighbors. Well, the truck wasn't in the drive way more than fifteen minutes, if that long. Then the truck was gone. I didn't see the truck drive up or back up in the drive way. I didn't see the truck pull away. As far as I know, the truck appeared and disappeared into thin air but maybe I'm missing something. The Fillins car was also gone from in front of the house.

That evening, there were no lights on in the house. The next morning, when I went out to get the mail, I noticed the light meter was gone from the meter mount on the house. I know in some places, the electric companies take the meter off the house if the house is empty. So at that point, everything looks normal at the Fillins'. The moving van appeared on a Wednesday, and I went out to get the mail on Thursday morning. Thursday evening, the Fillins car was back in driveway at 5:45 PM just like normal. Remember, there was no electric in the house. That day, the temp was down around 5 degrees above zero here in Woodland Heights. It is dark here at 5:45 PM but there is a street light that hangs over the Fillins driveway so I can clearly see their car. When I saw the car on Thursday evening, I was thinkin' maybe they forget something in the move. Of course, I never did figure out how a whole house full of furniture could get loaded in a manner of minutes but I digress. On Thursday evening I went to bed about 10:30 PM, after the news. I got up later at 4:00 AM on Friday morning and the Fillins car was still in the driveway. So, at that point I am thinking they left the car in the driveway and slept somewhere else. At about 7:15 AM on Friday, the Fillins car was in the driveway but in an instant the car was gone somehow, I did not see the car leave the driveway. No problem here I guess cause they all go to work at the same time of 7:15 AM. The daughter of the Fillins works at a bank across the street from the Fillins Temp Service so they all go to work at the same time. What got me was how fast the car left the driveway. So, other than a moving van showing up and leaving within an instant, no electricity in the house, the Fillins' car appearing and being in the driveway when no one was in the house, everything looks normal. Not.

Friday is trash day and the Fillins had no trash on the first Friday they had moved away. So everything is normal as far as the trash is concerned. But that evening, the Fillins' car was back in the driveway just like normal. Saturday morning, Mrs. Fillins usually goes to get groceries. But on this Saturday, Mrs. Fillin didn't go anywhere because the car was in the driveway all day. I was watching because I had ball games on TV all day and I am watching the Fillins' place cause my curiosity level is past the maximum mark. We didn't go to church the next day cause we had about ten inches of snow on Saturday night and I didn't feel like shoveling. Besides, after the heart attack I had, the doc says to get someone else to shovel. Now, here is another weirdness. We had all this snow, but the Fillins car only had a light dusting of snow, along with the rest of their property. How could it snow ten inches on my property and everywhere else here in Woodland Heights and there only be a light dusting of snow on the Fillins property? On the next day, that would be Monday, the Fillins' car was gone from the driveway at the regular 7:15 AM and back again that evening. I didn't see any tracks in the snow in the driveway or going up to the house but I thought maybe blowing snow covered up the tracks. I still couldn't figure out how these people could be living in that house with no electric and no heat. I know for sure the house does not have a fireplace.

About three weeks later, on a Saturday before my ball games started, I decided to go over and check on the Fillins. I looked inside the house from the front picture window and the house was dark and totally empty. No furniture. No steam on the windows as if there is heat in the house. No trash cans left in front of the house on Friday's since the moving van showed up. The mail carrier was not leaving mail for the Fillins. I never saw their car drive into the driveway or leave the driveway but the car was in and out of the driveway at the expected times every day. The car would just be there and not be there. Well, I went over there and the car was in the driveway. Normally, she is gone to get groceries on Saturday but since the movers came, I guess they quit eating. Anyways, I go up to the front door and ring the doorbell and the doorbell rings. I figured, OK, the doorbell is battery operated since there is no electric in the house. Well, Mrs. Fillin came to the door and when she opened the door, their living room was full of furniture and I could see the electric was back on. I said "Hi" and beyond that I couldn't remember why I went over there, what I said, or anything else. I remember turning to leave their front porch and walking back to our house noticing the Fillins' house and front room were dark. They still have no electric on in the house unless you go to the front door and she opens the front door. One day, a few days later when their car was gone from the driveway I walked over to look in the house and there is still no furniture. Still no light meter on the house. I know they don't have solar panels.

Several months have passed. The property had very little snow fall on it through the winter, even when the snow was piled high everywhere else.

Now it's the middle of May and the grass is growing. At least the grass is growing everywhere except at the Fillins. I mow my grass at least once a week, sometime more often here in the spring. With the rider, mowing is a piece of cake. But the Fillins, I am not nuts, their grass does not grow. They have lovely green grass but the grass does not grow. I never see Mr. Fillin out mowing like last year. He has to mow as much as I do but not since the moving van came. In addition, these people no longer have any trash. Never a trash can on Friday or any other day. I have never seen them bring home take out, but then again I have never seen them get in or out of their car either.

There is one other thing. They have a cross on their front door and side door. Sometimes at night you can see the crosses sort of lit up but not by much.

Frank, can you look into this. I heard a TV preacher talking about how we could be in the End Times and a lot of angels could be on the earth and a lot of strange things are happening, course I don't much credence in that End Times stuff but…

See you and Martha Saturday evening.

George

This message appeared in October, 2009, in the Virtual Church web site at http://www.findthepower.com

 

Bookmark | Share | Email | Print | More...
Bookmark and Share  
Other Virtual Church Pages
Search Sermons By Topical Key Word
| Home | Opening Prayer  | Prayer Requests  |
| Questions For The Soul  |
|  Questions For The Soul Archive |
Previous Sermon Archive  |
Prayer Archives

For A Fast, Complete Search Of All Sites Use
Site Search Engine [Go]


Other Find The Power Sites

Ministry Home Page

Virtual Church

Inspiration Storehouse

Clergy & Servants Page

Daily Devotionals

Conversations With God

Wisdom Minutes

Bible Reference Database

Prayer Pages

Affirmation Pages

Healing Pages

Contact Us

 

Faith Pages

Site Search

 

Shepherd's Care Ministries
TUCSON,  AZ


Your Feedback Is Treasured.
Please
[CLICK HERE]
To Give Us Your Feedback

Scripture quotations marked (NIV) are taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®. NIV®. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan Publishing House. All rights reserved.

Scripture quotations marked (RSV) are taken from the HOLY BIBLE, Revised Standard Version of the Bible, Copyright © 1952 [2nd edition, 1971] by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Entire contents copyright © 1999 - 2010 by Rev. Patrick Kelly, All rights reserved.
All content is presented on behalf of Shepherd’s Care Ministries. Shepherd's Care Ministries reserves no right or claim upon content.

Shepherd's Care Ministries author and webmaster, Rev. Patrick Kelly, is affiliated through ministerial ordination with Church of God Ministries, Anderson IN 46018