5/12/11 Jose, Jennifer, Raymond, Kelvin
There's nothing that can bring the theology we learn on Sunday mornings down to earth like engaging with the world as witnesses for Christ. Today Tony, my church brother, and I went for a walk around a park full of a variety of people from little league teams to gang bangers, all intent on their practice or just the serious business of hanging out. We experienced rejection, disinterest, and indifference. We didn't bring this upon ourselves for lack of sensitivity or respect, it was clearly a whole lot of prideful rebellion against God's authority. We found ourselves praying for the compassion and faithfulness to reach out to people who reject God so blatantly. How can they ignore His glorious power? By man's standards, we weren't very successful. But if knowing Jesus means experiencing some of what He experienced on this earth, then at least our outreach brought us closer to our Lord. We were reminded to walk in His strength and not in our own. And He graciously sent us one last person to talk to - a fellow believer named Kelvin who has a strong sense of God's sovereignty over everything, including his own salvation- a confirmation of what we had just concluded from our conversations at the park.