A man walks into a store with his eight-year-old son.
They happen to walk by the condom display, and the boy asks,
"What are these, Dad?"
To which the man matter-of-factly replies,
"Those are called condoms, son. Men use them to have safe sex."
"Oh I see." replied the boy pensively. "Yes, I've heard of that
in health class at school."
He looks over the display and picks up a package of 3 and asks,
"Why are there 3 in this package."
The dad replies,
"Those are for high school boys. One for Friday, one for Saturday,
and one for Sunday."
"Cool!" says the boy. He notices a 6 pack and asks
"Then who are these for?"
"Those are for college men." the dad answers,
"TWO for Friday, TWO for Saturday, and TWO for Sunday."
"WOW!" exclaimed the boy;
"Then who uses THESE?" he asks, picking up a 12 pack.
With a sigh, the dad replied, "Those are for married men.
One for January, one for February, one for March........"
Unfortunately, the above joke has much truth in it.
I just finished two sermons on married sex. The statistics point to the fact the
when couples get married, within a few years and a few kids,
their sex life greatly diminishes.
The two messages are called COLD BEDS and
RETURN TO SENDER.
No one went to sleep in church on those Sundays.
You can hear the full sermons on www.AirJesus.com.
If you're buying 12 packs once a year, you may need to hear them.
I am firm believer in statistics.
Statistics tell you what the other man is doing but they can lie.
Statistically, if you put your feet in a bucket of ice water
and your head in the oven,
you will be statistically,
on the average,
Never let your life be ruled by statistics.
Know them, but don't be ruled by them.
But they can benefit you.
For example, I always wear a seat belt and have from a teenager.
I knew auto accidents were the leading killer of young people.
That's a statistical fact, so I always wore and always wear seatbelts.
I ride a motorcycle.
I always wear a helmet, and would whether it was the law or not.
Statistically, if I fall, and that's always a possibility,
I have a far greater chance of minimal damage if I have on a helmet.
I know heart disease is the leading killer of Americans, that's a statistical fact.
So I eat right, keep my weight down, and exercise regularly
I know airplane travel is 24 times safer than driving.
So I never worry when flying,
even if there is a gruesome crash every now and then.
Just because car accidents kill a lot of young people,
you don't have to be in that group, but it's foolish not to wear a seat belt.
Just because heart disease kills over half of Americans, it doesn't have to kill you
but you can't do the same things as the people it kills.
Just because over half of all marriages end in divorce,
(church folks actually have a higher divorce rate)
your marriage doesn't have to end in divorce.
Just because most couples sex life is not satisfactory,
that doesn't have to apply to you.
No statistics need apply to you.
But if you do what is statistically done
to get what is statistically predicted then they will apply.
Put simply, if you do what others do, you will get what others get.
That's why it's not many on the mountain.
Statistically very few people make it to the top of the mountain in anything.
But then, statistically very few people actually try mountain climbing in anything.
It is a statistical fact that many that try to do something spectacular fail.
It is also a statistical fact that 100% of those that try to do nothing spectacular
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