We’re glad you’re here for our Civil Leaders Sunday. I think it goes without saying that as Americans we don’t always have the highest opinion of our government leaders. I heard about an Idaho sheep rancher, who was approached one day by a stranger in a suit. The stranger told the sheep rancher, “If I can guess how many sheep you have, could I have one of them?”
Thinking this was impossible the rancher agreed. “1795 sheep” the man said. The rancher was stunned, the man was right. So he said, “Take your pick.”
The man in the suit selected the animal and slung it over his shoulder and started to walk away.
The rancher then said, “Hey if I can tell you who you work for can I have that animal back?” The man in the suit said, “Okay.”
The rancher said, “You work for the government.”
The man in the suit said, “How did you know?”
The rancher said, “Put my dog down, and I’ll tell you.”
Not everyone has a high opinion of civil leaders. But our church does. Why?