Little Known Facts
December 21, 2012
“Do you see this tree? It is a fir tree. It’s called a fir tree, because it gives us fur for coats. It also gives us wool in the wintertime.” These are lyrics from a song called “Little Known Facts” from the musical “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.”
Lucy sings the song to Linus, I believe. She sings it with ferver and dedication, telling him things about the universe and life that make sense, but are not true. Clouds make the wind blow; bugs make the grass grow. The stories are fantastic. The entire time, Charlie Brown is following them around and saying… “Hey, wait a minute… that’s not right!” But Lucy keeps teaching, Linus keeps listening.
How many Lucy’s in our lives do we know? They find a fact that is true for them, and they teach it like it is a rule and everyone must follow it or go to hell. They boast of their fervent way of keeping to their law and look pure in their own sight, but pale in comparison to the purity of a soul who walks in the authenticity of true love and compassion.
I’m not here to judge this morning. I’m here to warn. The bible says, “Blow a trumpet in Zion! Sound an alarm!” and I guess that’s what I’m doing this morning.
I want you to know that even Jesus said that in the last days that the law would be written on your heart. I want you to know that your heart is a beautiful place for God to write his pure word. If you’re listening and really want to hear, a soft clear voice will tell you what’s right and wrong. And you will need no “No-It-All” to tell you what is correct for you. Just listen.