Tuesday, April 3, 2012

A Powerful Statement of Love

It's because God is the Lord of history that right now counts forever. 
(R.C. Sproul)

A split second decision, a heart bent toward showing the love of Christ instead of giving in to "self-righteous" indignation. A compelling spirit to see it through. A pastor with the same kind of Christ-serving heart who received the request with humility and like passion. 

That equation was the premise of how an amazing story unfolded for one atheist man who was physically and financially struggling. Finally, he saw firsthand the love of Christ because of Christians who dared to live like our Savior has asked us to live. 

Boldly. Selflessly. Radical.

Outside ourselves. 
                        Outward - toward others. 
To love absolutely, laying down the hatred we tend to mask as justice.

Why do we feel that every single act or word of a nonChristian must be vindicated? They are not followers of Christ, so why do we expect unbelievers would think like us? 

Jessica Crye chose to be different and she seemed to understand that the man in the forefront of the attack might very well have never seen the real Jesus Christ from Christians he had met. 

The video below was filmed in December when the attack of a county nativity scene in Texas was in full bloom. 


Read the REST of the story HERE. It is quite beautiful.

And when you are finished, say a prayer for this precious couple moving to the small town in Texas. A man and woman for whom Christ shed His blood.

But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumphal procession,
 and through us spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of him everywhere. 
For we are the aroma of Christ to God among those who are being saved
 and among those who are perishing, to one a fragrance from death to death,
 to the other a fragrance from life to life. Who is sufficient for these things? 
(II Cor. 2:14-16)