Let me ask ya’ll a question, IS IT POPULAR TO LIVE FOR JESUS IN THIS WORLD TODAY?
Not from where I am sitting and looking. Why is that? I was raised in a good Godly family. It wasn’t popular then either. I went all thru Junior & Senior High School so proud that I was a child of God. I let every one know about how I felt toward God. Oh I am sure that there were a lot of my class mates who shut their ears to me. But I didn’t care or let that stop me. Actually, I just now thought of it. It was only after graduation that I chose to go by the wayside and do my own thing. Which seemed like a good idea at the time, but believe me it wasn’t. Was it popular in Jesus’ time? Not from what happened to Him.
We all know the story. How many of us could walk, talk and be around the very people we knew were going to have us killed? We would like to think we are that strong. But none of us are.
Think about the nails that went into His hands and feet. Have you ever drank vinegar and water? I have and trust me it ain’t tasty. Think about his poor mama. Can we even imagine what she was going thru? She knew what was going to happen. But the pain and love was still there and I am sure she just wanted to hold Him when she saw how badly beaten he was. Wouldn’t you? I know I would.
We have sat back and waited for someone else to stop the problem of evil taking away God from our Nation. Oh no, we can’t get involved cause people will find out and not like me or want to be around me. Well, so what! The only one that is important enough, loves us and never leaves us is the very One that we won’t stand up for.
We all need to remember that Jesus said if we deny Him before men, He will deny us before His Father which is in Heaven. So we don’t have a lot of friends. Can’t we understand the simple truth that we will gain more by standing for Him while on this earth? Can’t we understand that He is really the only true friend that we have? He never leaves us or forsake us. Even when we go away from Him, He is always there for us.
We can tell Him anything knowing that He will never tell anyone. That He won’t hold it against us once we repent. Think about Him the next time you find yourself wanting to talk about Him and don’t.
Are we going to be nailed to a cross?
God’s blessing to each of you.