There's major life disruptions. The things designed to derail and detour us from the path we find ourselves.
Then there are irritant disruptions. The everyday, reasonable activities from simply being alive.And being true to one's self.
Such was the life of Christ. He did not maliciously,viciously set out to set people off. I was tempted to add that He didn't intentionally set people off, except He was intent in wanting to reveal peoples' need of God to the forefront of whatever situations they found themselves.
In this day and age, its "interesting" to hear the circumstances surrounding what prompts people to speak up about the things that disrupt their day and irritate their lives. And should you ever hear the other side of the argument, people generally aren't trying to mess up someone's life. For the most part, at least.
Be that as it may...
Christ's disruptions caused people to make serious, life-altering decisions. Eternity hung in the balance.
His love and compassion to meet them in their point of need was overwhelming;
He was being true to Himself. True to His character. And to this end, He desired to show people the Father.
As we engage the community, so should this be the desire of all Christians. May we not set out to maliciously disrupt people lives. But as we live according to our faith in Christ, may the truth of who God is work the miraculous... disruptions that change destinies.
Pray this #communitySaturday, that the body of Christ would display His character of love and forgiveness. Pray for an awareness to hear peoples needs and a willingness to share the greatness of God. May the truth of eternity outweigh the harshness of peoples' reality. That nothing is too big for God. That He is in control. His love is everlasting. That He is not willing that any should perish. He does desire all people to experience His love, grace, mercy and forgiveness made available to all through the gift of His Son, Jesus Christ.
For the glory of God and the cause of Jesus Christ.
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