Hey! Hey! Don’t all rush me at once! No, no, I’m not abandoning my faith. Put the pitchforks and torches away… please?!
I’m simply expressing my utter dismay at myself. ‘Utter dismay?” What’s that all about? Anyway… I was listening to the radio on the way home from work yesterday and heard one of the most humbling stories ever presented on the airwaves.
Somewhere in this nation of ours, a dancer from a strip club (I wish I had listened intently enough to know where) passed away. A group of ladies from the local church purchased flowers, visited the club, and expressed their condolences. They also offered to be of any assistance that might be needed.
Guess what? The following Easter service, every single dancer from the club showed up to visit the church and heard the gospel.
What becomes of a story like this? Will they all get saved and worship God the remainder of their days? We don’t know that. That’s God’s responsibility. But the ladies from this church can rest assured they were obedient, they loved unconditionally. The church was obedient… it presented the gospel to whomever God brought before them.
Just a quick thought today… will we be like them? Or do we look more like those who have holed themselves up in man-made monasteries turning up our noses to those Jesus died for… those who are slaves to their sin? Just like we were.
As a good friend once asked, when God places the hurting before us, will we be a sanctuary… or a sermon?
- Practicing our religion or living our faith? (ptl2010.com)
- How a guy who went to strip clubs helped me go back to church (ethoshift.wordpress.com)
- Raising the Dead (UnTase Me, Bro!) (getrealchristianity.wordpress.com)