Sunday, March 4, 2012

Safe

Safe: buttoned-up, invulnerable, out of danger, shielded, careful, discreet, wary, unadventurous, unthreatened, sitting pretty, out of harm's way, guarded.

This could possibly be the most overused and abused word in (western) Christian speech.

We are so concerned about staying "safe" we forget that the word "Christian" means "Follower of Christ."

Yet how much of Jesus' time on earth did he spend being safe? And the disciples? And his followers?

Will we only follow him to the safe places to do safe things?

Will we only go where it is safe to go, love who it is safe to love, and touch when it is safe to touch?

Unsafe: alarming, chancy, hazardous, risky, dangerous, uncertain, venturesome, vulnerable, painful.

So, my friends, let's follow Christ. Let's go, love, and touch wherever, whoever, and whenever He leads. But be safe. 





8 comments:

Mark Langham said...

Preach it!

Melissa Irwin said...

this is gorgeous... my stunning unsafe friend. i love you!

Jennifer said...

Amen, girl! Now to pray for courage.

Shanda said...

I love it! and love that you included loving as letting go of safety. I travel everywhere but the greatest danger to me is opening my heart to love and risk getting hurt.

ells said...

great post...great challenge...thanks for this...blessings to you...

Debbie Crawford said...

How the world would be changed even more for Christ if would not stay "safe."

Denise said...

Enjoyed this.

Sharon said...

It really isn't a "safe" journey the way we define safe! Great post!