Friday, June 4, 2010

What a waste of time!

Why would anyone want to waste his or her time associating with the homeless, the drug addicts, the alcoholics, the poor, and the mentally unstable? I mean, there are no quick fixes for these "types" of people. Much time and energy has to be poured into them if we are going to see any kind of positive change. Even our churches do not seem to want to get involved - apart from maybe throwing some money at a problem the Holy Spirit is trying to get us to take action on. Skeptics and critics would say that it is a waste of time, and anyone who has ever reached out to them has been burned at least once in the past. So why would one get involved?

Because Jesus did.

He ignored the skeptics and invested in the lives of those who had no hope. And if Christ truely lives in us, we should do the same. We should teach them that Jesus is still the source of hope for those without any, and we should show them with our actions. 2000 years ago, a teacher sat among prostitutes, murderers, and thieves; and today, we should not be above doing the same. I encourage you to look around you this month and invest in the lives of those that appear to be hopeless.

"God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them" - Hebrews 6:10

Live free in Christ,
Kevin C. (guest blogger)

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