Tuesday, November 10, 2009

If Jesus Came to Town

My son and I enjoyed going to the LCHS playoff game last Friday night. We were glad to see the Wilcats advance to the next round. What a great evening it was for our community! The greatest moment was watching Rob Nelson moving along the track with an Lawrence County High School banner in his hands. The way our city has rallied around that family is so encouraging on many levels.

Scenes like this past weekend at the football game remind me that people need each other. They need a common interest, a relationship, a goal to share. The common people heard the words of Jesus gladly (Mark 12:37). The early church believed together and had all things in common (Acts 2:44). Jude wrote about the common salvation, the faith once delivered to the saints (Jude 3). It is truly God's desire that we share a belief in Him together, that we work towards being agreeable, and that we stand together in the kingdom that Jesus established.

When I see a community rally together; whether it be to encourage a young man who had a terrible accident, or perhaps to support their local high school team that has exceeded expectations, I am reminded that God made us in such a way that we can truly have fellowship and be brethren. Wouldn't it be great, if we would all work as hard toward unity in Christ as we do in other things?

If Jesus came to our town, I wonder if we would show the same interest and share in him joyfully together as we do in other things? I wonder if we would rally around him and be just as excited about what he has to offer? I wonder if we would be willing to drop human ideas and simply follow the Word who became flesh and dwelt among us?

And yet, the truth is that there is no "if." Jesus has already come. Jesus is already here.

"Now the multitude of those who believed were of one heart and one soul; neither did anyone say that any of the things he possessed was his own, but they had all things in common." ~ Acts 4:32

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