We’ve all have been through that awkward silence where all parties in the conversation do not know what to talk about next, and its just pure silence for a few minutes. And, then the braver one breaks the silence by bringing the conversation back, that awkward silence is what I feel has been happening on my blog. Over a month of no posts, no Bueno, it is not that I have nothing to write about, on the contrary, I actually got a lot I wanted to write about. But there is a time for everything, a time to speak, write and sometimes just listen to God to people and read other people’s blogs for a change. But now I’m back, with something to say, this past week has been very eventful, as Christians we were remembering and “celebrating” the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.
I was watching the Jesus movie’s and Doccies that were being aired on TV (as you do :P) over the weekend, and one scene stuck with me that I’ve been meaning to share since. Where Jesus is told to carry the cross on his bruised back while being whipped, some of the disciples start walking away, and one man is asked a life or death question at that moment “Weren’t you one of his followers?,” the man denied knowing Jesus and having anything to do with him and he walked away from the scene.
With all that is happening is the world, it made me think, about myself, my friends and the Christians in this country. This past week, close to 149 students were murdered in Kenya some of them for refusing to deny the name of Christ, students who were not Christians were actually allowed to go free. Imagine if you were in this life or death situation, two choices only either you deny Christ and live or Confess that Jesus is the Christ and Die a cruel death. At first thought it is easy to say oh yeah I’ll die for Christ, but think about it who doesn’t want to live and enjoy life until their seventy? Or at that moment maybe you are thinking you will just deny him now and repent later. Lots of things could be going on in your mind, and you don’t have much time to make that decision.
In this country, we are currently not under any threat of being persecuted as Christians, but a time is coming when one day you have to make a decision that could affect your eternity. If you want to be among those who die for confessing and believing that Jesus in Lord then you have to be rooted in the word of God. KNOW what you believe in, about Jesus, the consequence of denying him, persecution and life after death. Be rooted in the word, so that when the time comes you will not be shaken, but have faith that will help you make bold decisions. And, even when that time does come, it will not even be a conversation in your head whether or not you want to die for the name of Christ, because you know the reward that awaits on the other side.
I’m sorry for breaking the awkward silence with such a heavy topic, on a closing note, please remember our brothers and sisters in Kenya and Christians all over the world that are being persecuted when you pray.
2 Timothy 2:11-13-ESV
“The saying is trustworthy, for:
If we have died with him, we will also live with him; if we endure, we will also reign with him; if we deny him, he also will deny us; if we are faithless, he remains faithful—
for he cannot deny himself.”
Grace and Peace fam.