Thursday, December 02, 2010
Journey to Advent--Day Three
Ezekiel 2:1-7 A Rebellious Lot
Can you imagine the task set before Ezekiel? God said I'm sending you to a rebellious lot, and they may not listen to you but at least they will have had a prophet in their midst. Sounds like a joyous group to go before and speak.
Actually, it sounds a lot like our task today. We live in a world that often stubbornly opposes God's truth. The opposition is so great it is easier to say "Happy Holidays" and not "Merry Christmas" because the name of Christ might offend someone.
Yes, our world is a rebellious lot. It can be a daunting place to live out our faith.
But our job, just like Ezekiel's, is not to guarantee their response. Instead our call is to live and speak in such a way that our friends, co-workers and those with whom we interact will know that Christian has been among them. We need to live so they can see a difference.
Does anyone know that Christ has come among them when they speak with you?
Father, make me different so that others will knw tha you make the difference. May my life touch others with your love. Amen.