GRIN AND SHARE IT: “A Death in the Family”

A Death in the Family

A Pastor went to his church office on Monday morning and discovered a
dead mule in the church yard. He called the police. Since there did not
appear to be any foul play, the police referred the pastor to the health

They said since there was no health threat that he should call the
sanitation department. The manager said he could not pick up the mule
without authorization from the mayor.

Now the pastor knew the mayor and was not to eager to call him. The
mayor had a bad temper and was generally hard to deal with, but the
pastor called him anyway.

The mayor did not disappoint him. He immediately began to rant and rave at
the pastor and finally said, “Why did you call me any way? Isn’t it your
job to bury the dead?”

The pastor paused for a brief prayer and asked the Lord to direct his
response. Then, he replied “Yes, Mayor, it is my job to bury the dead,
but I always like to notify the next of kin first!”

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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