a ride to a shelter.
No matter how much I have tried to air it out
my car has smelt like BO
It got me thinking,
when we who are Jesus followers
follow the example of Jesus
and love others,
it comes with a personal cost.
Sometimes this cost can be a minor inconvenience,
like how my clothes used to smell like cigarette smoke
everytime we would leave the low-income Motel Ministry
food outreach we used to run every Sunday.
Sometimes this cost can be major,
like it was for a missionary from our church
named Lanny Arensen who lost his wife a few years ago
to a drive by shooting in the mission field of Africa.
One of the biggest inaccuracies making its way around Christianity
is that following Jesus makes your life more comfortable
I believe this is false thinking
because as I study the teachings of Jesus and
begin to live them out in my life,
I realize the cost could be anything from
living with a smelly car to giving my life.
But it is so worth it when you consider
the cost Jesus paid for us. by Mathis Grunewald, 1500 AD