SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2009
If You Are Willing...
Imagine for a moment that you are standing on the street corner minding your own business when someone walks up to you and says: "If you wanted to, you could really help me out." So, what do you say? Depends, right? Now, let's suppose this person was dirty, maybe they didn't smell very good and, oh yeah, they are wrapped from head to toe in bandages--they have a wasting skin disease. Now what? And, then, just for the sake of argument, let's say that it was against the law for this person to be this close to you--even talking with you. Now how do you respond? Tough question, and I'm guessing the most of us would qualify our answer somewhat. Maybe we'd say something like: "Well, it depends on what you want." But in our text this morning, Jesus is offered this same 'If you wanted to...' question. Do you remember how He answered? (Permalink)