An argument started on one of the groups I’m on. It’s not a lame kind of argument. This was serious.
They were “fighting” over the activities of a political leader. One guy held that there was no way the leader could be God’s choice because of his unsavory character.
The other guy held that the political leader was God’s choice, had done a lot to advance the interest of the church and so must be supported.
It wasn’t one of those quiet battles. This was tougher than that.
They eventually paused, like two boxers going back to their corner, waiting for the bell to call a restart. It was clear that this argument would pop up another time.
Someone says something or winds up the conversation and out jumps the jack-in-box.
Beyond the seething emotions in the background, there is a bigger question lost in the middle of everything.
Maybe we need to find the question before we even look at the arguments from both sides.
And the question is….?
It’s interesting that everyone talks about how a platform with access to so many people is a wonderful way for the gospel to connect to people.
We look at the value of converts based on the number of people they have access to
For example, a popular celebrity is considered more valuable because of his/her influence and reach compared to a no-name convert.
I think to God, platform or access to people is of little value.
Two cases in point
Something happened at our home this week that reminded me of how God steps in to address problems you never knew you had.
To understand it best, I’d like to share a story that happened during my undergraduate
I had gone to the hospital feeling unwell (exactly, that’s the only reason we go there)
The doctor had recommended a widal test and sensitivity of the test.
I went to the laboratory and the guy asked for samples I didn’t expect to give. I gave it and went my merry way.