What if you were the one:
The one that Christians saw and got cold feet.
The one that believers passed by because they were afraid.
The one that everyone thought was ok.
The one that people just assumed didn’t need anything.
The one were folks reasoned, “I’ll talk to the next one”.
The one the church forgot.
The one that disciples neglected.
The one that was just another one that will find God some other way.
The one whose eternal fate wasn’t worth stopping for.
The one the rest of the world just didn’t have time for.
The one that every one else avoided eye contact with.
What if that person were you? Would you object? Would you enjoy knowing that others believe in eternal Heaven and Hell and yet didn’t bother to speak to you? Spend some time today, and instead of trying to motivate yourself to be the good person… think about what if you weren’t. Consider the impact of NOT doing anything from the other direction. Can you walk past a starving person and throw food in the trash? Can you enjoy laughter around those grieving? Can you truly carry the Joy of Christ Jesus around so many lost… and not say anything… or do anything?
What if you weren’t worth it? What if Jesus was not in your life? What if you had no hope? What if you had no future? What if you had no relationship with the Father? You were worth it! You were worth the life Jesus spent away from God. You were worth His sacrifice. You were worth His death. And they are too. They are worth some discomfort and potentially awkward conversations. They are worth your time. They are worth your prayers. You were worth it… and so are they!
Disciple up! It’s not called the optional task on Sundays. It’s not called the mediocre commission. It’s called the Great Commission!