Some of you remember Art Linkletter as a staple of daytime television. “House Party” ran on radio and television for over 20 years. Art was a master at employing audience participation. One of his favorite bits was to place an object under a miniature house. He then would have a member of the audience try to guess the object while he gave out clues. Sometimes the clues were designed to fool the participant. Art Linkletter got a great deal of mileage, and many laughs, out of having people guess what was beneath the house.
One time, King Hezekiah allowed representatives from Babylon to see the treasures of the Kingdom of Judah. God’s Prophet Isaiah asked the King, “What have they seen in your house?” Hezekiah answered, “They have seen all that is in my house: there is nothing among my treasuries that I have not shown them” (2 Kings 20:15).
Many people enter and leave SHC of Chillicothe each day. What do these folk see in our house? They see it all: the good, the bad, and the ugly. They sense the atmosphere and attitudes. They notice if we are embodying our Sacred Six.
Whether you are a stakeholder, a resident, a family member, a friend, or a volunteer, others are watching. Most importantly, God is watching as well. God is not looking for inconsistencies so as to mete out punishment; God is looking for our best so as to say, “Well done, good and faithful servant!”
I invite you to join me in beautifying our house. Thanks to our building renovation we have much “curb appeal.” Let’s keep striving to have renovation where it counts for eternity!
-Chaplain Harry Mullins
God is able!