For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost. – Luke 19:10
We say we want to imitate Christ. But, sometimes I wonder just how far we are really willing to go. We talk a good game most of the time, but when it comes to living it out, the “walking the walk” we fall far short choosing the easy way out too often.
Christ’s purpose was to seek out and to save the lost. Do we do that? Do we truly make it our personal mission and that of our churches to seek out the lost and share the saving message of the Gospel with them?
How far are we willing to go to imitate Christ in that way? How much is one soul worth?
Hmmm….just a little food for thought on this Tuesday.
What about you? Who do you say Christ is? This week we debunked the spiritual myth that there are many ways to God. In our street interview video we were faced with the harsh reality that far too many people, even people in our own backyard, on our streets, who do not know the one and only way to heaven. Jesus is the real deal. He is THE way, he is THE truth, and he is THE life. (John 14:6) When I stop and think about how awesome that is and everything my Savior did for me I’m at a loss for words. I loved the quote from Martin Luther that Ski included in his sermon this week: “Learn to know Christ and him crucified. Learn to sing to him, and say, ‘Lord Jesus, you are my righteousness, I am your sin. You have taken upon yourself what is mine and give me what is yours. You have become what you were not so that I might become what I was not.’” (Martin Luther) Wow! Christ took my sin and GAVE me his righteousness. Because he became sinful and shed his blood I can become sinless in the eyes of God.
Jesus is my friend. Jesus is my shelter from the world. But most importantly Jesus is my Savior. Who is Jesus to you?