Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The BIG Thing

Our challenge at camp this year is to find one big thing that grabs us.

I think I heard my Big Thing tonight.  And I am surprised that it seemed to be an unplanned statement from the lead singer in the band.  He was talking about the staff at his church and that the men held each other accountable.  Then he mentioned that they were reading a book called "Jim and Casper Go to Church" and discussing it.  Briefly, it's about a preacher (Jim Henderson) and an atheist (Matt Casper) who visit churches together and exchange impressions.  At some point in the book, the atheist makes the observation that this Jesus that they talk about is a man of action, not just talk.  He's always DOING something.

That grabbed me.  We, as Christians, are supposed to be DOING things, not just waiting for God to do something.  And certainly not waiting for someone else to do something for us.  We have the Gift, the Good News.  And we have the Holy Spirit with us always.  What are we waiting for?  What else do we need?  We're waiting to see God's will?

But we already know what his will is, don't we.  It's to go and make disciples.  We are to be warriors like those 4 men who dug a hole in the roof to let their paralyzed friend have access to Jesus.  We are to be stretcher bearers, bringing broken ones the ONE who can make them whole.  That's it.  That's all we really need to know to get started.  He'll give us the rest on a need to know basis.

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