THE STORY OF JESUS: Luke 12:54-59
“How is it that you don’t know how to interpret this present time?” (Luke 12:56)
Jesus says we should be able to interpret what is happening in the world.
Think it through, where is society and the world drifting?
The gap between rich and poor, the rise in mental illness and addictions.
Family breakdown and dysfunctionality, social and racial tensions.
Moral relativism and depravity, rampant greed and sexual abuse.
Distrust of institutions, political corruption and extreme politics.
The impact of global warming and creation abuse is starting to show.
The world is not getting better and better, new issues are replacing old ones.
People are lost, confused, desperate, defeated, they’ve lost their anchor!
But Jesus’ frustration is not with the world, but with the church.
It is time for the church to quit playing church, and start following Jesus!
Our world needs Jesus, not church or religion or religious politics.
Not the creeds of Jesus, but the deeds of Jesus – gracious love in action!
Our world is in crisis, and Jesus wants us to join Him in changing it!
What do you sense the Lord saying to you?
Lord, Your frustration with the church is probably the same. Forgive us for being blind to what is happening. Rescue us from churchianity, and restore us to loving, serving and imitating You in the world!