I remember the first time my optometrist told me I was “color-deficient.” He had me look at a bunch of patterns in a book and found out that my eyes see red and green colors differently than a “normal” person. My sisters had been telling me I was color-blind from a very young age because I had a hard time distinguishing between green, brown, red and purple crayons. I can distinguish most colors if they are bold, but I have no chance seeing light pastel colors. When they added the color test to the driver’s test it was a challenge for me, but thankfully I can see the difference between a bold red light and a bold green light when I concentrate (the yellow light is no problem). A person who is color-blind or color-deficient sees the world from a different perspective.
Lost people are like that. They see what Christ-followers see from a different perspective. They haven’t had the blessing of understanding and experiencing God’s love, grace and forgiveness. The truth of the gospel is clear, bold, and strong to a Christ-follower, but to a lost person truth can be hard to distinguish. We must be gentle, patient, loving, and gracious to those we are witnessing to. The “turn or burn” harsh approach will never work. We must love and care for them to the point that they will want to see things from our perspective!
”Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.”
Virtual Talent Show for CMA & BASIC Students
Record your talent on your phone (no longer than 5 minutes) and email it to Brianna at email@example.com by June 1st.