Oh man! I can’t believe I missed it! Yesterday was November 1, 2011. Or 11/1/11. ( for the European readers that’s 1/11/11). They called it Binary day and that is just chock full of date and number fun! But yeah, next week is even better because next Friday is 11/11/11!!!!! Sweeeeet! I can’t wait until 11:11 on 11/11/11!!!
Oh and I found something neat that is happening that weekend- the 12 and 13. It’s called finish weekend. A group of people in Michigan are getting together for the weekend to finish projects that they have started but have not quite completed. I think that’s a pretty cool idea. I am sure most of can join them in Michigan, but you can extend the idea into your home or community or self !
And just to prove my point, I think I will take a verse completely out of context about the need to finish work:
28 “Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Won’t you first sit down and estimate the cost to see if you have enough money to complete it? 29 For if you lay the foundation and are not able to finish it, everyone who sees it will ridicule you, 30 saying, ‘This person began to build and wasn’t able to finish.’ Luke 14 NIV
Seriously though, what Jesus says there is correct. We have lots of things that we get started and not completely finish. That leads me to two thoughts for today. First, take advantage of this little ‘finish weekend’ idea. Find a project that is lingering around and knock it out that weekend. You’ll feel great about yourself!
Secondly, lets look at what Jesus was really driving two in Luke where he mentioned the incomplete tower
33 In the same way, those of you who do not give up everything you have cannot be my disciples. Luke 14 NIV
Hm. He says,’ you have got to give up yourself if you are following me!’. Hearing that, it maybe that we should also use next week to be finished with something?