Light In The Dark

In it’s most famous verse, the Bible says that God so loved the world He sent His one and only Son. (Interesting, the very next verse, not nearly so popular, says, “For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him.”) Later, Jesus said, “As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.”

Those who choose Jesus are sent not to condemn, but to love. We’re sent to seek and save the “lost”. To help them get found and to find their way home.

And the place you do that is where the lost people have gotten lost. So we don’t just hang out in Christian coffee shops with the good people. No, we go straight into the heart of darkness. We have to, because we’re God’s light, and we can only serve our purpose if we’re in the darkness. And if we’re going to be people who follow Jesus, we probably need to go pretty far and get quite uncomfortable. In fact, if we never ask, “What in the world am I doing here?!” maybe we’re not truly following Jesus…