Monday, October 10, 2016

Will They Ever Get It?

As you know I am a chocoholic.  I stand before you today confessing that it is not unusual for me to consume a handful of Peanut M & M’s on a daily basis.  If those little “Happy Pills” are not available and I need an addiction fix, I will search my pantry in search of chocolate.  Alas, the problem with my addiction is that it leads me to feel sluggish and to put on a few pounds.  When will I ever get it that over-indulgence is not good for me?

As a ministers’ wife, I often find myself asking the question, “Will they ever get it?”  The “they” I am referring to here is our congregation.  For instance, my pastor husband prayerfully seeks the Lord preparing for each Sunday.  He and his staff pray over each aspect of the service, the people who will attend, etc.  On Sunday many of our members sit and just critique each missed music note, each stumbled over word spoken, or a choir member’s attire.  When will they ever get it that the service is for the Lord and everything done is all about Jesus?

As the pastor’s wife, I want everyone to feel welcome.  Jesus welcomed the children, the elderly, the young, the sick and the sinners.  Hmm, I believe he tried to welcome the religious leaders of his day but they did not get it.  Just recently I heard of a church that would not baptize someone because of their color?  Seriously!  When will they ever get it that Jesus came to seek and to save EVERYONE not just a few?

This is my personal opinion.  I believe “they” will get it on the day of our Lord’s return.  Until then we must be faithful to God’s calling and let Him work on people’s hearts.

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