Sat, 3 March 2007
Scripture Focus: Luke 13:31-35
There is a lure in taking
risk. Youth culture is focused on the X games and extreme sports
where one's life and health is at stake in order to feel alive and receive
the adulation of friends. Danger meets us as we travel on busy streets
and yet we engage in the risk. We follow financial schemes that
put our assets at risk. We take a chance that by accepting the
new job or starting a new business we will have a better and more fulfilling
life. Fear is met either by the devaluing of life or by the thrill
of living on the edge. Is this really the life we want to live?
There is a lure in avoiding
any risk. Many of us avoid accidents by driving back roads and
byways. We avoid the pain of broken relationships by avoiding
relationships. We seek the safe way in work, money, family and
even faith. Fear is met by controlling every circumstance and
encounter. Is this really life?
The road less traveled
entrusts our lives to God who wants to keep us safe in his care as a
hen would her chicks. This is a way that celebrates the risk taken
so that others will meet the power of God and God's kingdom of love.
We travel this road blessed as God's messengers.
To Know: Jesus risks his life as he lives out his ministry all the while knowing that he has the power of God behind him. While we may also meet hostility as we follow Jesus, we are in the care of God.
To Feel: The calming trust of God's loving care.To Do: Live life boldly, but also retreat into God's care for safety.
Direct download: 2007-03-04_Pastor-Scott-Hackler_The-Road-Less-Traveled_The-Dangerous-Road.mp3
Category:sermons -- posted at: 3:58pm CDT