Good morning my dear friend,
Well, I am on a roll this week. A friend came to our house to visit and only mid-conversation did she say she was unvaccinated and she was also not wearing a mask. She was well aware that Jim and I both have health challenges and yet chose to put us at risk for Covid. Clearly that is not, according to my definition, loving and caring for your neighbor as Jesus commanded. According to Jesus, He wants us to follow him. Not just believe in Him. Not just sing hymns about Him. Not just wear a cross around our neck to identify ourself as a believer. He clearly said, “Follow me” which implies an action; to step out in faith, out of our comfort zone, into our neighborhood, our community to show Christ’s love in action. He also commanded us to look after the orphans (young children unable to get the vaccine) and widows (the elderly). Get your vaccination and/or wear a mask to protect your neighbor from this deadly virus. Getting immunized has nothing to do with politics and everything to do with being a follower of Christ. Love your neighbor. Are you? Here is my challenge to you this morning:
List three active ways that you are following Jesus:
Would you be comfortable telling Jesus, “I can’t ___________________ because_____________?” Would Jesus accept your excuses as to why you are not following? More on excuses next week. Be ready!
I have decided to follow Jesus. Have you?