Pastor Dan Borgelt – AUDIO [36:03]
(Please forgive the echo sound quality in the first minute or so; a very human error of the ‘sound man’ of which I am and have done myself 🙂 )
“We come to our time now in the Ministry of the Word.
Let me start by just sharing with you an incident that happened in the Borgelt household, my family, just a week ago. It was actually last Saturday night, and some of you know that we live over in the church’s house, right next door to the church property–the Manse, or the Parsonage depending on what tradition you’re from; or what part of the country you’re from.
But we live over there and before we moved in we were able to make many updates in the Manse, and after we moved in one of the things we added to it was was an alarm system–a home security system because of the number of death threats that we’re receiving from people here at the church (LAUGHTER).
Actually more on that in a little bit… but anyway, so there we were, and we had installed it several months ago, and it was a pretty successful thing because we hadn’t had any false alarms or anything like that and so we were, “Oh, we did this right”… we did it ourselves, and everything was working fine.
And a we had discussed together about what would happen if the alarm did go off at night, like if there was an intruder, I mean how would we handle this. And apparently though we found out that we needed to iron out a few more of the details.
So the other night, there we are Saturday night, and we had put the kids to bed, and we had just about gotten to sleep ourselves, and all of the sudden the thing in our home starts beeping… ‘beep… beep… beep.’
We have a keypad in our in our bedroom. That means that the alarm has been triggered, and now you have so many seconds to turn it off.
So we’re like, “OK… someone’s in the house.”