During Super Bowl
XXXVII, FedEx ran a commercial that spoofed the movie Castaway, in which Tom
Hanks played a FedEx worker whose company plane went down, stranding him on
a desert island for years. Looking like the bedraggled Hanks in the movie, the
FedEx employee in the commercial goes up to the door of a suburban home, package
in hand.

When the lady comes
to the door, he explains that he survived five years on a deserted island, and
during that whole time he kept this package in order to deliver it to her. She
gives a simple, “Thank you.”

But he is curious
about what is in the package that he has been protecting for years. He says,
“If I may ask, what was in that package after all?”

She opens it and
shows him the contents, saying, “Oh, nothing really. Just a satellite telephone,
a global positioning device, a compass, a water purifier, and some seeds.”

Like the contents
in this package, the resources for growth and strength are available for every
Christian who will take advantage of them. 

 – from PreachingToday.com

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