This week’s edition is titled, Going The Wrong Way?
Every once in awhile, I like to go back to the basics. While it’s certainly nice to swim around the depths of the Christian faith with regards to some of the deeper issues, I still like to come to the surface and “breathe” the simplicity of what Jesus calls us to do. Some theologians prefer to stay down in the depths, but I don’t think that’s healthy. Fresh air is good for all of us.
It’s been said that our current function on earth is to first know God and then to make Him be known. I agree with that wholeheartedly. To do this is definitely a wonderful breath of fresh air—one we all need to ingest. We musty remember that if you are a follower of Jesus Christ, you’ve already won the Mega Millions lottery + several others at the same time. There can be nothing greater than being forgiven of our sins and be able to look forward into an incredible eternity of ruling the universe with Jesus Christ. In that eternal state, there will never be pain or suffering ever again.
So why do I bring this up this week? Because of that little video clip above, which I see every Thanksgiving season when I watch Planes, Trains & Automobiles. You see, the people in the other car tried to warn John Candy that he was going the wrong way on the highway. Unfortunately, some people today might say the couple warning him were “intolerant” and “unloving” for doing so. But I strongly disagree. In fact, to be truly loving and considerate, if you see someone going the wrong way on the highway, the only loving thing you can do is to warn them.
Famous atheist Penn Jillette once asked (paraphrased) “How much do you have to hate someone to truly believe in Jesus Christ being the only way and not tell others about Him???”
Mr. Jillette got it right. Please think about this as we celebrate our nation’s Independence Day. As an American, I’m very grateful for all of those who fought to bring our country into existence. I’m even more grateful for the One who brought my joyful eternity into existence.
Have a great week!