Sermon text: Jeremiah 1: 4-10
Darden K. Caylor, a pastor in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, says that the day he decided to become a minister is still clearly etched in his brain. He was sitting at his Grandma Rula’s house when he heard a voice speak to him from a distance. At first it was muffled, but then it became clearer. It said, “You should become a minister.” Caylor couldn’t believe it. Was this divine intervention? Was God really speaking to him? Did God really want him to become a minister? He was so shocked he couldn’t move. The voice spoke again. This time, however, he was somewhat confused by what it said. This time the voice said, “If you build it, they will come.” It was then that he opened his eyes and saw Grandma Rula standing over him, she was saying, “You should become a minister.” It seems he had fallen asleep watching the movie Field of Dreams. In his sleepy, muddled mind, the movie’s message and Grandma Rula’s message had become intertwined. … Read full sermon here (PDF).