Thursday, September 11, 2014

Be a Verb.

Christians walk in when others walk out. Or at least, that’s how it is supposed to be, right? I would rather assume that Christians should be continual, that way when others walk out, the Christian is already there and has been there the whole time. We seem to live in a society where the Christian is first to walk out, and society quickly runs in. The fear of being judged for withstanding a situation or the desire to appear unblemished as well as the need for no stress has caused Christians to run before the time calls. Life is hard. Our world in many ways has the potential to pull you down, run you over, and leave you feeling defeated. In many instances, the Bible says to rejoice with those who rejoice and mourn with those who mourn (Romans 12:15). In 1 Corinthians 12:26 is says, “If one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honored, all rejoice together.” Some translations allude to this being how a church functions, or at least, how they should function. According to Webster, “church” is nothing more than a building used for public Christian worship, but it is paired synonymously with a body of Christians; not only that simple verbiage, but a “whole body” of believers. Whole would mean in this context, all. Not one church, not one group of Christians, but the entire body and family of Christian believers. If this is the case, then why are Christians running away when disaster strikes or calamity falls? It is easy to make a proclamation to pray for someone, but it is another to actively seek out healing and comfort for them. Many pray as a noun, not many pray as a verb. 

Be a verb.