Isn't it amazing how God can use things that are profoundly simple, to make a profoundly deep point? I sure think so.
He showed me one of those kind of things today. And I just don't think it'd be fair to keep it to myself.
Take a look at this.
Just a bunch of rocks, huh? Nothing special there.
Now look at this.
Yes, still a bunch of rocks. And still nothing special. But you all know one thing: Someone's been there. Those didn't pile themselves up on their own.
Switching gears. Look out into the world of Christians. Their very name implies that Christ should have been among them.
Can you tell? If I had living pictures of the people among whom Christ is said to be living, and those who claim Him not, could you tell?
What if I were the only one who could ever be that living picture?
Wow. And ouch.
Onward further. If you looked at all the world. The places we call “reached” with the gospel.
If you had a living picture of that. Could you tell? Would it look reached?
We're only a pile of rocks. Or, actually, dirt, as I understand from Genesis.
We can do nothing but stay that way, unless Christ comes in. When people see us, they need to be able to see that Someone's been there. (Christ).
And if Christ has been in us, then we're not our own. And Christ would go to the ends of the earth. To the dangerous places. To the rich places, the poor places, the clean places and the dirty places.
And when He was done, you could tell, without question, that He had been there.
And it can happen, and it will happen.
And we are all in the picture. Whether we like being in pictures or not.
The questions is this: will we be a bunch of rocks, or will the whole universe be able to see that Christ has been there?