Saturday, June 19, 2010
No Distance to Far
So I am sure many of us are familiar with the story of the man, who was lowered in from the roof to see Jesus, because his friends knew Jesus could help. Right? It's found in Luke 5:17-25
I think we are slacking... It's a bold thing to say, but hey someone has to make the observation. Look around your little world. I have a few questions as you look around.
1. Is it just Christian friends?
2. Have you locked yourself inside a mindset, that you should be inside a building surrounded my Christians all the time?
3. And finally, when was the last time you went the extra mile to help a friend see Jesus?
If you answered yes to the first two and I don't remember to the third. REALITY CHECK TIME!!!
Here is my challenge, look around your world and go that extra mile to show the love of Jesus to your friends. Now that does not mean being self-righteous or pious, it does not mean quoting scripture on Facebook, or talking the "Christian lingo".
It means be real. Relate to them, show them that you are no better than them. We are all sinners and by God's grace we are saved, and that even as Christians we still screw up, and no we shouldn't, but since we are human, we do...and God forgives us.
We need to tear down roofs and bring our friends to know Jesus Christ. We surrounding our-selfs in a Christian world is stupid. Yes, we need Christian friends. In the body of Christ that is how we get encouraged, get helped, but we also learn to be disciples. And with that call of duty we cannot lock ourselves in a life that is fake. The world is HUGE, and we as Christians need to get out and go to the world and serve, and lower our friends down from the roof of a building to see Jesus Christ.
There is no distance to far for us, or at least there shouldn't be. So when was the last time you went the extra mile?