This week while a lot of writers and broadcasters from the Lanterns team are at CPAC, some writers, like myself, are writing about things other than politics. Although I like politics, I think that we all need to take a break from it every once in a while. So, all this week during CPAC, I will be writing about other things.
This should be easy for me since I haven't really written a political article at all in the time I have been here at Lanterns. I will do my best to write about thought provoking things that will challenge your thinking.
So, for my first article during the week of CPAC, I want to remind all Christians to remember that sometimes YOU are the only Bible someone has at times. By this, I mean that to someone who doesn't know the Bible that well, you might be the only way they ever learn from it. You might be the first person they come into contact with that makes them think about Jesus and his promise, the person who makes them WANT to read the Bible in the first place. We need to make sure that we aren't just Christians when is suits us. We need to be Christians all the time-- in public, as well as private.
God puts us in contact with people whom we need to be in contact with at any given time, either for their need or our own. We all have times when we might have had a hard day and just don't want to be bothered. We still need to be and act as Christians. There are times when we are tired and just don't want to be bothered, but someone really needs to hear a kind word, and that God loves them. If we ignore them because we are tired, then we are doing them and ourselves a great disservice.
Remember, Jesus was whipped, beaten, spat upon, called vile names and many other things before he was made to carry his own cross. With blood seeping out of open wounds, he struggled to walk to the place where he would finally be nailed to the cross. Nothing in our lives can compare to this, yet he still had time for the thief who was hanging next to him. This is important for Christians to remember when we are tempted to ignore those in need around us because we've had a bad day and don't want to be bothered.
God Bless you.