Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Guess Who? 2008-1-23

It's like Lay's Potato Chips. I can't eat just one.

MARION COUNTY, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35, Orlando) -- Pastor Renee Brewster and her husband Bishop Winston Brewster are a very spiritual couple. But the site of their savior in a potato has reinvigorated their faith and their desire to help others.

“That’s Jesus on the Cross. Just looking at it I don't have to convince,” said Renee.

Renee says she had been looking for an excuse to get out of making potato salad. “I was hesitant about making the potato salad because Sister Frankie makes the potato salad at church and I said lord if it’s not for me to make potato salad then send me a sign.”

She thought she got her sign right off the bat. “The first potato I split in half and put it to the side because it looked rotten.

It was her 10-year-old granddaughter who made her give the potato a second look. “My granddaughter said Granny did you see that in the middle? I said what?”

And taking a closer look she saw the cross with Jesus in the middle. “It’s remarkable. Even when I cut the good part off the cross ended up being shaped like a tomb from long ago.”

Pastor Brewster froze the heart of that potato bearing Jesus. The rest was used to make the potato salad served during their weekly rescue mission.

“How was that potato salad? “It was good. It was the best you ever was almost as good as Sister Frankie's,” said Bishop Brewster.

The potato did more than feed them physically. It nourished them spiritually and helped reinvigorate their mission.

“The holiday season was there and we didn't know how in the world we were going to be able to bless...but we did and when this occurred it gave us this extra motivation that intuition hey we aren't in this alone,” said Bishop Brewster.

“I just want people to know God is still as real today as he was back then and he can show up anytime he gets ready,” said Pastor Brewster.

What I love about this one is she asked for a sign to not make the potato salad. She received a sign (and may I say, this is one of the better images I've seen). Yet, she went ahead and made the potato salad in spite of the evidence of the sign. What kind of faith does this woman have? I guess maybe she understands what a "sign of contradiction" means differently than me.

Also the irony of "lord if it’s not for me to make potato salad" "My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me" (Matthew 26:39) is too delicious to pass up.

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