We are the cure

I like that old joke about the guy who’s stuck in a flood, and all of these different people come by and try to save him, but he says “No thanks. I’ve prayed to God to save me,” and so then eventually the flood waters rise even higher and kill him, and then when he gets to Heaven, he asks God, “Why didn’t you save me?” And God says, “Well, I sent all of those people. You said ‘No thanks!'” I like to link Christians and Christianity to this story. I sometimes wonder why God allows bad things to happen in this world without trying to stop it, but then on my more thoughtful days I realize that He has sent an enormous army of Christians to stop it! We are supposed to be the cure for the evils in this world. If every Christian on this planet acted Christlike we would spread like Holy wildfire and eradicate all of the world’s problems. In my heart I KNOW THIS! Unfortunately, we are not that motivated. We do good deeds some of the time – not most of the time. We speak up for Jesus some of the time – not most of the time. And I’m right there with you. I let daily life and the distractions of news and entertainment and food and comfort and sleep take center stage just about every day. So if you’re like me and you’re having a self-absorbed normal sort of day and you ask yourself, “Why did this awful thing happen?,” just remember it was our fault. We were a lazy army. Thank you for reading my blog.

Mark Inglis

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