GRIN AND SHARE IT: “The Cleaning Woman”

There was a little old cleaning woman that went to the local
church. When the invitation was given at the end of the
service, she went forward wanting to become a member.
The pastor listened as she told him how she had accepted
Jesus and wanted to be baptized and become a member of
the church. The pastor thought to himself, “oh my, she is
so unkempt, even smells a little, and her fingernails are not
clean. She picks up garbage, cleans toilets – what would the
members think of her.” He told her that she needed to go
home and pray about it and then decide.

The following week, here she came again. She told the pastor
that she had prayed about it and still wanted to be baptized.
“I have passed this church for so long. It is so beautiful, and
I truly want to become a member.”

Again the pastor told her to go home and pray some more.

A few weeks later while out eating at the restaurant, the pastor
saw the little old lady. He did not want her to think that he was
ignoring her so he approached her and said, “I have not seen
you for a while. Is everything all right?”

“Oh, yes,” she said. “I talked with Jesus, and he told me not
to worry about becoming a member of your church.”

“He did?” said the pastor.

“Oh, yes” she replied. “He said even He hasn’t been able to
get into your church yet, and He’s been trying for years.”

About Dr. Mike Harmon

Dr. Harmon began preaching at the age of 15 while living in southern California. He has conducted over 600 revivals and evangelistic campaigns nationwide, and has served as Senior Pastor at seven churches. Dr. Harmon has degrees from Central Baptist College, the University of Central Arkansas, and a Ph.D. From the Christian Bible College and Seminary. He has served as trustee for Southeastern Baptist College and Chairman of the trustees for the BMA Theological Seminary. He also served as Chaplain for the Mississippi Highway Patrol, the Arkansas State Police and the Arkansas State Senate. His many sermons and articles on Christian Apologetics are widely published. He is married to one wife of 43 years; has two sons, and seven grandchildren. He considers the simple pleasures of cooking, dining with family and friends, and liesurely rides on his Harley through the Texas Hill Country to be some of the most enjoyable blessings from the Lord.
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