I thought I would take a break from the devotionals to tell you about a funny moment that happened at our pastoral staff meeting this morning — a moment that captured the different personalities of those involved.
Tim Lester preached this past Sunday, and he had his prepared PowerPoint slides with Scriptures and his main outline comments.
Tim does not share this by nature, not always being really quite sure how to spell something. And so I immediately noticed that he spelled Esther throughout his slides as “Ester.” It made me recall how, during the art work associated with the recent kids’ musical program on heroes of the faith, that the children also spelled it “Ester.” (see picture)
So, I was teasing Tim about how he spelled it. And he said, “No, no way … I ran spell-check on it to be sure everything was just right. So how could that be?”
“Well,” said Chris. “The spell-check probably corrected it from the proper name of “Esther” to “ester” because it was thinking you meant to talk about esters — which are a type of chemical compound.” He then went on to explain how esters in fruit are very powerful, illustrated by how, for example, after eating a banana, everything after that tastes like a banana, at least for a while.
So … Tim screws up spelling, Randy sees it immediately, and Chris gives the scientific explanation for why it happened. Just another day with the staff.