Obviously a question nobody will understand until I give a little background. Our pastor is out of town and we had a guest speaker at church tonight. That speaker so happens to be a friend of hubbies and his wife is a dear friend of mine. I must say that until tonight I had never heard a complete message from Pastor Tim. I was either at work or in the nursery with a baby. So, I was so thrilled to be able to sit through the message, with the exception of a potty trip with Mini-Me.
The text was from Luke 5:18-26 where the man with the palsy is lowered through the roof to get to Jesus. In my life I had heard many messages from this passage and heard the story multiple times in Sunday School, but I do not recall it in this manner. My focus/remembrance is on the men who carried the man with palsy to Jesus. The illustration he gave was to have his son carried around on a mat by 4 boys/men in the church. The point?? Well, how focused are we (Christians) on getting the helpless and hopeless to Jesus? How much effort do I put into helping get people to Jesus? Keeping in mind always that it isn't anything that I do that would get anyone saved, but I can be the light, the lead, the help someone needs to get there. I can sow the seed and Jesus will do the rest. All I have to do is carry my corner. Sadly, for me the answer to ALL of those questions would have to be NOT ENOUGH!!
I have all kinds of excuses - I'm too shy, I don't run into that many people, I just don't know what to say, etc.,etc.,........................ I could go on. I do struggle with being a witness, not because I'm ashamed of my faith, but because most times, I just truly don't know what to say or how to say what I want. BUT, with God's help and lots of prayer, I want to carry my corner.