I’ve been called lots of things in my life. Trust me… being a middle school teacher… lots. of. things. But I experienced a first yesterday. It happened in our little Sunday School room. I was intensely enjoying my coffee and my blueberry doughnut, listening to various volunteers read scripture from Amos… feeling very proud of myself that we managed not only to get our little family of five to church, but that we arrived on time with one extra friend! So here we were, sitting around, talking about Amos and how he served as a propet to Israel, how God used him to pronounce judgement upon Israel.
Someone read scripture from Amos 5….
1 Hear this word, you cows of Bashan on Mount Samaria, you women who oppress the poor and crush the needy and say to your husbands, “Bring us some drinks!”
2 The Sovereign LORD has sworn by his holiness: “The time will surely come when you will be taken away with hooks, the last of you with fishhooks.