Laura’s Essential Life List for this week is titled “People We Do Like, Do Want In Our Church, And Do Want To Spend Eternity With.”
What a brilliant and extremely Essential Life List to have! Why not start yours today?!?
So what do you think? Why not start your very own list of people you do like, do want to have in church, and do want to spend eternity with?
Well, for one thing, it doesn’t sound very much like something Jesus Himself would do, does it? Not very welcoming, is it?
It can be a bit of a shocker to realize that some of the very same people that we may want to exclude by outward appearances have every right to be included because of their inward appearance: washed in the blood of The Lamb.
Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing. Revelation 5:12
These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. Revelation 7:14
My words of advice to any reader who feels like a “Church Outsider” are: Remember who you really are, press in to what is already yours, and hold fast to what has already been purchased for you by the Blood of the Lamb. Don’t give up. I just have to believe that there is a welcoming church for you.