Sunday, December 9, 2007

Come Close

In this weekend's gatherings, Paul talked about our wrestle with God. He challenged us to seek the story and not allow Jesus to remain a sterile image on the movie screen. The video that was shown from speaks to where I am right now. Am I willing to risk? Am I willing to get dirty? get sick? How safe does Jesus want me to be?

Check out the video from this weekend here.

"Jesus takes the disciples and they march right into the middle of it."

I love that line. And I hate that line. There is a big part of me that wants to stay safe in my home, light my Christmas tree, think about how good God has been to me and feel ok about the 'tokens' I offer Jesus.

And then there is this other part of me that is growing. This part of me that is trying to make sense of the feeling I have when I hug someone that stinks and is poor and is considered an outcast. I have this feeling that we are called to do more than give 'tokens,' that if Jesus is willing to risk it we should be willing to risk it too.

When I look back on my life, Jesus has been fulfillment to me. How do I live out that fulfillment? That's what I'm wrestling with. What are you wrestling with?