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Who’s Coming With You?

August 29, 2014

Who’s coming with you? That’s a simple enough question. Who’s coming with you? It’s Friday morning. Tomorrow…in all likelihood…Saturday will happen. And Saturdays…well…Saturdays are great. But Saturday is too late to ask this question. Because listen…if you wait until Saturday…you’ll be in Saturday mode…and if the past is any indication of how you normally function…you’ll forget to ask the question. So who’s coming with you?

 I know…I know. You’ve got a bunch of excuses ready…a whole bunch of them sitting there in your quiver, just waiting to be let loose from the bow. I know because I do too. I’m good at them. I’m just as capable of firing an excuse as any other person that you know. I’m just as good at it as you are. And that’s why I’m typing this right now…because I’ve heard them. You don’t have anyone to invite. You aren’t good at inviting people. You’re too old for that, too uncommitted yourself…too lazy…too tired…too shy…too tailgated out…too afraid…too young…too out of touch…too white…too black…too sunburned…too tall…too short…too far away…too whatever.

 There might even be that stirring in your heart right now. You know…you were nice to people this week…so you’ve “done your good deed.” You love college football and you’ve waited for this weekend to get here for a solid eight months…so you deserve to take a break. Monday is Labor Day and you don’t have to work…so this can just be like a little mini vacation. I get it. Seriously…I get it. I don’t like it…but I get it.

 But what if you stopped right now…right this moment…and you earnestly prayed for God to lay someone on your heart? What if you took a second right now…right this second…and reached out to someone that you’ve been wanting to reach out to for a long time? What if you are the one that God wants you to bring with you?

 The beautiful reality for the Christ follower is found in Ephesians 2:13 where we read,

But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.”

And then we’re told in 2 Corinthians 5:21 that,

For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.”

We then we see in Romans 6:23 where it says,

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

 These are profound Gospel truths. They are good news. And what we do with that news tells us an awful lot about whether or not we actually believe it. And if there is someone in your life that is still far off…that has not been found in Christ…that still owes the wages of sin…then wouldn’t it be a good thing to bring them to the place where they might see the love of Christ in His people…in His Church? You know…maybe it is you? Maybe you have doubts? Maybe you’re experiencing confusion and uncertainty? Maybe you need to bring you to Church on Sunday. Because odds are…that’s coming after Saturday…and Sundays…well…Sundays are glorious.

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  1. August 30, 2014 12:25 am

    Thanks Adam, this is a fantastic reminder that we should not only show up but we must also, well, show up. There have been many days where I am physically present but that’s about it.

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