and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator. Colossians 3:10 NIV
On a trip to visit family, the discussion came up several times by non-believers. The problem that those with no faith had with Christians was hypocrisy. They could not get over the fact that Christians pushed for everyone to become like them, but they were not perfect people or living an incredibly greater life. The visiting Christians struggled to find a decent response to give so that the non-believers would still have a chance to come to know God. What can we do to lift up Christ and to bring hearts closer to Jesus despite our failures, and those of our fellow Christians?
The problem is a real. We all fall short of being perfect. As long as anyone puts the focus on us humans we will see something less perfect than God. But if we can turn our gaze above the crowds and look towards the glorious Light of Jesus, then we are being renewed. When our attention and adoration of the Lord begins to grow, then people will marvel at the difference in us. When the non-believing ones can sense the love, the care, the desire for future wholeness, then they will want the same hope. Shall we pray that our intent seeking and joyful finding of God will become so contagious that those around us will long to know the Lord too?
Let a special radiant glow of our devotion to You become infectious and uplifting to all those we meet today, we pray!