What really matters, anyway?
Ever ask yourself this question? I know it's a little nondescript and vague, but it applies to much of this stuff we call life. And I think it's worth asking...
I mean, lets look at the world, and our part in it as Christians. Let's say that we closed all of our hospitals, and shut down all of our orphanages, and stopped feeding the homeless, and didn't bandage the wounds of penniless villagers in the remotest parts of the planet.... you get the picture.
Honestly, someone else would do it. Maybe an Atheist, even.
What am I driving at?
It's simple. Without Christ, we're just another organization. Maybe even a hindrance.
If we think that all these things we're doing set us apart from the rest of the world, I think we're only fooling ourselves.
Go to Asia and try to convince a Buddhist to accept Christ. I've been there, and the word is, that they'll ask, 'Why?' 'What's better about your religion, anyway?'
If we're merely doing things for the sake of humanitarian aid, or whatever other reason, there's no reason to have a Seventh-day Adventist name behind it. Yes, it would make the world a better place.
For now. What about eternity?
But, if we have Christ...
It's another story altogether.
We can be invincible. Unstoppable. The world would shake with the very tread of our feet, if it so happens that it's Christ in us walking it's paths.
Because, you see, even though I've seen some surface wounds on villagers in remote parts of the planet, that look like something you'd only have nightmares about....
It's the inside wounds that hurt most.
And only Christ can heal that.
No. Don't close any hospitals. Keep feeding the homeless. Please put a bandage on the kids' foot whose parents were both brutally killed. In fact, please send out an army of folks who will do all this and more. I'd do anything to be a part of that army, and this blog post is for me, really. Praise God if you get anything out of this, but it's really for me.
I want to see something in that army.
Not at the back. Not at the side
After all, He's the General.
Let Him be in front, and in all.