Thursday, January 28, 2010

Disappearing Act

Ladies and Gentlemen! Children of all ages! Sit back and enjoy my greatest trick ever! I call it, "The Disappearing Christian!"....

I'm sorry...WHAT?!?

Sounds crazy, doesn't it? But stop and think about it for a minute. Can Christians disappear? Can we seem 'invisible' to some people? I think we can....

Let's see if Jesus disappears in this scene: After calling Matthew to "follow Him", Jesus goes to his house to have dinner. But Jesus and Matthew weren't the only ones there. Scripture tells us that He dined with tax collectors and "sinners". The Pharisees were confused as to why Jesus was eating with such people. When Jesus heard this, His reply was this: "It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick....For I have come not to call the righteous, but sinners" Matthew 9:13.

So many times, I think we tend to blend in or "disappear" among people. We aren't called to trust in Jesus and then spend the rest of our lives hanging out around all the other Christians. We have been commissioned to go out into the world, making disciples. You don't make a disciple out of someone who has the same mission as you. This means that we have to go out to places that we may "stick out". People need to know by our attitudes, our speech and our actions, that we are different... that we are "visible" Christians.

Do you need a magician to make you "reappear"???

1 comment:

  1. You're a strong writer with spiritual insight...a tremendous combination! This was great, and 'food for thought' I needed. Now to go 'feast' on your other blog entries! (smile)