Who is your friend?
Have you ever had one of those awkward conversations where you had to tell a friend that the word or phrase they were using had kinda changed its meaning, and they probably needed to STOP using that word immediately?
You didn’t HAVE to tell them, but you sorta did. You knew it was the only good choice. And yes, it’s hard to tell someone they’ve been inadvertently sounding coarse, or promiscuous, or something worse. But sometimes the best thing you can do for a friend is to share a little truth with them. The awkwardness will be more than overcome by the benefits. (I’m thankful for the people, including my daughters, who’ve courageously had those conversations with ME over the years!)
Which brings me to Easter. In about four weeks, we’ll celebrate the most important event in human history. And like me, you have friends or family who need to know what Easter really is. They need you to share a little truth with them. Yes, it may be awkward, but the awkwardness will be more than overcome by the benefits. I can’t tell you how many people have shared how their life was forever changed because someone invited them to Seneca Creek (or a similar church), and they finally understood the message of Jesus. They became a follower of Christ, and nothing will ever be the same.
So between now and Easter, let me challenge you with this. Who is your friend? Who is the person that needs an invitation to hear a little truth about Jesus? Who is the person with whom you may need to have an awkward conversation…one that goes something like this:
“Would you be interested in coming to church with me on Easter weekend?”
We’ll provide you with printed resources in the coming weeks. But for now, would you please start praying for that conversation, a conversation that you, and you alone are divinely positioned to have. Your friend will thank you for all eternity.