Calvary Family Update
Marvin K. Mooney
Who knew that Dr. Seuss could be prophetic? Well, maybe I shouldn’t go that far, but the words of his book, “Marvin K Mooney will you please go now?”, always convicts me. I feel like it’s the Great Commission in a nutshell. Jesus said, “Go and make disciples of all nations…”[Matthew 28:19].
In the book, a large hand points to Marvin K. Mooney [I like to imagine it is God] saying, “The time has come. The time is now. Just go. Go. GO! I don’t care how.”
I think we probably get caught up in the HOW of going. Where will we go? What will we say? Am I ready? Who will we go to? And as we are thinking of how we are going to do it, people are passing us by. Neighbors, people in the market. Opportunities come and go, ideas pop into our heads, but we just keep thinking… HOW?
I guess it doesn’t matter so much. I once read a book that said faith is spelled
“R-I-S-K”. We won’t always know the outcome, and we might make a mistake… but if we don’t try, how will we learn? If we don’t ask, how can we expect miracles to happen?
So I remind myself of the words of Dr. Seuss as he ended the book, and pray that this would be true of us, too.
“I said go and go I meant. The time had come. So…. Marvin went.”
Quote courtesy of Dr. Seuss