1844 will likely always take 1st prize in terms of historic disappointment for Adventists but there are some present day letdowns that can also put a damper on things. Stuff like:
There are some in our midst that would have you believe this stuff tastes like chocolate. They’ve clearly never had chocolate.
When they tell you you can preach the sermon and then you get demoted to the children’s story
You’ve been cut down to size and though it may mean less work, this kind of demotion can sting.
Not being re-ELECTED
This isn’t just a demotion. It means you may have to leave church admin and actually go be a pastor again!! Oh, the horror.
Every once in a while there’s a Sabbath when the special music a cappella group has to re-start their song three times. It’s agonizing.
When they stop using felt for your Sabbath school class
You’ve aged out. Graduated. And not in a fun way.
Getting chosen for parking lot duty
While everyone else is basking in climate-controlled glory inside, you are freezing (or sweating) outdoors, dealing with angry saints that can’t park.
Tithes and offeringsIMAGE: NAD Stewardship
There’s just never quite enough.
Woe betide the poor announcements person that has to stand up and deliver this piece of news…