Put away your “Members Only” Jacket!

We all breathe the same air; we all feel the rain fall on our faces; we all bask in the same sunshine; and we all have God as our Father.  This statement echoes Matthew 5:45, an integral verse in Jesus’ discourse on the mount. 

As we breathe that air, do we take notice?  Are we grateful to our Creator for the ability to take breath? 

Just because we do not take notice, that does not mean we are not taking pleasure in the warmth, the wind, the rain.  If we do not take notice, all of these creature comforts are still with us.

It is the same way with maturity and growth in Christ Jesus.  Like the warm, sunny breeze, Christ is there to comfort us. 

Those who do not accept Jesus as the Christ are like the individual who does not appreciate all the wonderful Gifts God provides.  This does not mean they are excluded.  This does not mean they are any less children of God.  It only means that these individuals are not realizing the benefit, the salvation that comes from acceptance of Christ Jesus as our Savior.

Jesus, born Jewish, came to lead His lost flock to the Kingdom of Heaven.  Remember how His heart went out to the Canaanite woman who begged Him to heal her daughter?  Jesus declared that He had come to earth to save the Jews alone.  But then Jesus relented and healed the woman’s daughter. 

Remember the Samaritan woman at the well?  Jesus spoke to her of Living water.  He did not withhold. 

Some of us seek status in this world.  Some of us seek status in our churches. 

Christianity is not an exclusive club.  Like a game of “peek-a-boo” we might play with our infant children to teach them that mommy and daddy are always there, God is there.  Just because an individual does not “see” God, that does not mean He is not there.  Please pray. Have faith.

W.S. 

The factual encounters aforementioned can be found in the Christian Bible, New Testament.  The story of the Canaanite woman can be found in Matthew 15.  The story of the Samaritan woman can be found in John 4.

Just one more post script.  I just want to thank my readers and welcome your questions and comments.

 

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6 Responses to Put away your “Members Only” Jacket!

  1. Natalie says:

    Such an important point. God is with all of his children, whether they realize it or not.

  2. joecoylekr says:

    I frequently find Jesus outside of the church walls and in people who may or may not have anything to do with understanding Christianity. It’s surprising where the gospel can be found and who is accepting those gifts. 😉

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