DONT LIE!. . .
The tea is mashing!, it’s freezing outside but I’m warm and really comfy moulding my derrière into this soft finely upholstered couch.
Earlier I was chatting with a mate via text, I had invited a couple of mates along to our Christmas service I had explained the start time and how we were going to get there, when he asked me one simple question. . .
What’s going to happen at the service?. . .
‘so!’ I hear you say, it is a simple question whats the palaver!. . .
And your so right. . .it is a simple question thats not where my palaver lay!, let me explain. . .
How was I to answer such a simple question, you see as I glanced carefully behind the question I glimpsed a range of additional questions that, like cling film loosely covers a dish of spaghetti hoops, this question loosely covered the heart of the matter. . .
One by one I lay out the additional questions. As I stood back gazing at them laid out before me like defiant neon signs, I winced. . .
It’s a Christmas service!, but what are you trying to get me into. .
Your not going to embarrass me are you?. . .
No ones going to hug me are they?. . .
Will GOD actually be in the room?. . .
As I looked at these
I was slightly embarrassed, because the response that I had given had not answered these questions I was more interested in my question being answered “Are you coming?”. . .
& I hadn’t been totally honest with my answer, not deliberately, but because I just want my mates to get their derrières in church so that they can experience & understand, for themselves, what it is that makes being a Christian (Christ follower) so cool.
If I get the chance to answer his question again I will respond to ‘The’ question, & the ones covered in cling film by saying:
The service is fun, lasts about an hour no one will ask you to do anything, except enjoy yourself. The service is all about the one we call JESUS, it’s HIS birthday & we are celebrating it.
I want you to come so that you can hear the good news that explains how JESUS, born a child, GOD’s only child, came down from heaven so that we can ALL get to personally know HIM. . .& find the right path to walk in this life straight into the life waiting in heaven. . .
I’m feeling better about my dilemma, & I am going to have another brew, this time with approximately 80 thousand calories, placed on a ceramic plate. . .
there is something about the truth. . . it really does set you free!. . .