Monday on the tube I saw a comedy bit about a produce butcher. The comedian said this person would slice your produce and went on to ask just how lazy one needed to be to not slice one's own produce.
Tuesday on the tube was a real news story of a company in the US Midwest that is micro-chipping employees for the sake of... Well I just do not care to know! That is just a bit too much 'Big Brother' or 'End of days' for me.
Whether the people at the company are too lazy to get money out of their pocket or do not want to Don an ID badge I cannot say. All I can say is we seem to have become a world that thinks we can outsmart God, want to play God, or do not need God.
WAKE UP! We all must have God to make it through each day. As Christians we know this, but there is obviously a plethora of people unaware of this. It is our job to reach them, teach them, and guide them to God. Please take on this challenge and let us each one reach one.
I wonder about the origins of the word 'outreach' that we all use so freely when speaking of church. I think it plausible that it referred to the outward reaching arms of Jesus as He paid for our debt of sin upon the cross. Then I think of each word in this compound word... Out as in 'not in' and reach as in 'not turn away' and so forth.
Can we truly say we each and everyone have the best outreach ministry we can (each and everyone) have? Not as a church, but personally. You see if we all. Personally have the best outreach ministry, then collectively we are exactly what God wants.. An outward, reaching church to spread the news of the Grace, Love and Salvatio of Jesus.
This week, please look out into the word and bring a lost soul home to church.
Remember my challenge... Each one, bring one. If we all do that, we will double the fold. If we do not do that, we are likely to fold. Which fold would you rather have?