“Where Are You Going?”

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“And they all forsook him, and fled,” Mark 14:50, KJV

 

“I would not have run!” that’s what most of us exclaim when we hear the story of Jesus facing these men in the Garden of Gethsemane.

How often have we stood for Christ in the midst of adversity?  When contentions arise to defend our faith, do we stand closed lip or do we draw the spiritual sword?  When our time comes to speak what is right, do we act with avoidance, put up our church finger to excuse ourselves away from the controversy?

There’s more than one way to flee from the garden.

Our country is changing and it’s headed in a wrong direction really fast.  As Christians, where are we going?  Do we stand with Jesus only in times of miracles and blessings, only to flee and disappear in the shadows when things get hard?  Or, do we stand with Him when the enemy tries to attack and arrest our faith?

I, unapologetically, stand with Christ.  Laws are being passed that’s trying to change not only the landscape of our nation, but the scope of all that’s right and just before God.  I love all people and I pray for them.  But, and I say this without condemnation, “What’s right is right and what’s wrong is wrong.”  And, if we think as Christians these law and changes that other powers are pronouncing to be right have no effect on us, than we have already left the garden leaving Jesus to stand there alone.

The rights of some are being raised while our rights in what we believe are being diminished.  Where are you going?  It’s time for the church to wake up, take the sleep masks off and pay attention to what’s going on around us.  Did we flee to leave Jesus standing alone?

Just a thoughtful question?

5 thoughts on ““Where Are You Going?”

  1. wordforlifesays says:

    Reblogged this on Word For Life Says . . . and commented:

    Our country is changing and it’s headed in a wrong direction really fast.  As Christians, where are we going?  Do we stand with Jesus only in times of miracles and blessings, only to flee and disappear in the shadows when things get hard?  Or, do we stand with Him when the enemy tries to attack and arrest our faith? I, unapologetically, stand with Christ!

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  2. Kathleen says:

    My daughter so pointedly stated the other day, now more than ever, we have the opportunity to not just blend in and be “Christians”, but to stand out for His Truth and Light. It will look different from anything our parents or parents’ parents were called to do… or is it and they just didn’t do it? Guess you’re asking now Will we do it? COUNT ME IN! Thanks for the call to action, not allowing us to shake our heads and go about our business!

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    • wordforlifesays says:

      Your daughter is absolutely right!!! This world definitely needs some light and we are the ones who are to shine!!! Something I find myself harping on a lot. I taught a discipleship class a few years ago and this was the main thrust of our lessons. Not only for us to shine and stand out (mind you it doesn’t have to be showy or anything, our everyday lives should shed light on others), but how far are we willing to go to let our rights as Christians be taken away? I guess it’s more a call to awareness than anything else. For us to really pay attention to what’s going on around us. Like you said, not just shaking our heads but opening our eyes to what’s going on around us. Thanks for commenting. I always enjoy when you stop by 🙂

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