Week 10 Day 4
Colossians 4:5 Conduct yourselves with wisdom toward outsiders, making the most of the opportunity. NASB
During the years of my pastoral ministry there have been a number of social crises to which Christian folks often wondered, “What should we do?” From AIDS, assisted suicide, bird flu, swine flu, BLM/Neo Nazi confrontations, 1st Amendment squabbles, 2nd Amendment arguments welfare reform and corruption, all have presented challenges to the witness of Christian folk to a dying world. As I sit here, rather breathless from recounting all of these issues with remembrances of “moments in ministry” I find that this particular verse of scripture has helped me perhaps in more ways than I can measure.
Do you have the condition that I will dub “witness fatigue”? Does anything remain of the evangelical spirit which sees every person as a creation of God loved by Him and cherished as a loved one full of potential? Did we ever get permission from anyone but the devil to give up on the world, our neighbor, our spouse, our children? Certainly, we need to rest from time to time. God has planned for even for that. It’s called the Sabbath. Try it, you’ll like it.