The Unflappable Christians

I’m right next to Tornado Alley, so this analogy brings it home. Well said!

Samaritan's Song

This week, a photo of a Canadian man mowing his yard in particularly extreme circumstances went viral:

720 Photo Credit: Theunis Wessels  / AP

As absurd (and funny) as that image is, it resonated with a Bible verse that my pastor mentioned on Sunday and that has stuck with me all week:

Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season… (2 Timothy 2:4)

The Amplified Bible translation is also helpful here, offering this version:

Preach the word [as an official messenger]; be ready when the time is right and even when it is not [keep your sense of urgency, whether the opportunity seems favorable or unfavorable, whether convenient or inconvenient, whether welcome or unwelcome]…

In a sense, then, our Biblically-mandated roles demand a certain level of unflappability.  Like the guy mowing his grass, we’ve got business to be about, regardless of circumstance.  There may well be storms…

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