2020-07-30 Change of Mind

“for we cannot but speak of what we have seen and heard.”
Acts 4:20

All this coronavirus stuff has everyone scratching heads. I’m hearing more Christians wonder about verses regarding obeying authorities. Whatever side or whatever topic, it’s pretty common to think we need rules and obey them, unless the rules go against our grain. Then we have no problem grumbling and complaining. We might even decide to break the rules or publicly protest them. The degree to which we are motivated to action is directly proportional to the degree we feel our rights violated.

What’s convicting me is that I’m much more concerned about my rights about NOT wearing a mask than I am about seeing all this as an opportunity to share the gospel. Here’s the deal. Many people, in my opinion, are fear-driven and overreact to their response. The bottom line to this fear is death. Rightly so. Let’s be honest, Christian, the unsaved SHOULD be afraid of death. It should terrify them.

Have you ever asked God to open doors so that you might share the gospel?

Knock, knock, Puddin’ Head. Here’s your open door. Fear of death on one hand. Eternal life on the other.

This is nothing to ridicule about. If we believe the bible to be true, then we know those outside Christ are blind. They may vehemently reject the gospel, but they are nonetheless blind. They will be held accountable, yes, but they don’t know what they are doing.

Perhaps the coronavirus is really a blessing and the mask a wonderful conversation starter to tell others about the real cure.

Father, renew my mind. Amen.

Copyright © 2020 Scott Powers

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