Remember the bombing that happened at the Boston Marathon earlier this year?
Remember the response of Boston, and the people around the US?
Maybe this slogan is familiar: "Boston Strong"?
After all of that, Marvin Olasky of World Magazine had a talk with John Piper. You can check out the article and video HERE (the video is on the second page).
I heard two things:
1. Christian, you and your city and your country are weak. You need God. Our boast is not in our strength but His. If we want a slogan, it should be God-Strong.
2. Christian, you are a witness sent to declare...This is a time for witness.
In the video portion, Piper said,
"You're not called to make change.
You're called to talk! Keep talking...Get beyond, 'If I can't fix it, I don't talk.'
You're not called to fix it!
You are called to talk! And keep talking till you don't have a voice in you anymore."
There again the strength, the change, the fixing is all God. We must know this and knowing this we must talk in order to point people to Him.
If they hear, there will be more voices doing the same. If they don't hear, if they get upset, if they actually hurt us, we must respond in humility. The influence of our voice will probably only grow.
Luke 21:12-13 says, But before all this they will lay their hands on you and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues and prisons, and you will be brought before kings and governors for My name's sake. This will be your opportunity to bear witness...
Mathew 24:13-14 says, But the one who endures to the end will be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come...
God's plan is that the Gospel will be preached. He sends His people to talk.
Our God is strong and He has given us His Word that we would have something to say.
Are you saying it?
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