Having something to talk about is central to the mission of a
purpose-driven Christian. And that’s not just having the Lord to talk
about. It’s having other things to talk about too. I’m not sure how
this has occurred, but Christians have gotten the reputation of being
anything but well-rounded, well-read, and well-informed. This is sad,
not only for our mission, but for our own enjoyment of the kingdom of
God in the world. Whatever happens, this is still “My Father’s World,”
as the hymn writer said it, and God is to be experienced in all things,
not just in religion or those things labeled “Christian.”
The more things a person has to talk about, the more people that
person has the opportunity to know. It’s our inquisitiveness, our
desire to constantly learn and grow, and our universal love for people
and what makes them display the image of God that should make
Christians the most interesting people in the world to talk to. Even if
it’s only about the weather.
So why not plan to go out and experience a little of your Father’s world this week? Enjoy nature. Listen to a symphony. Read something outside your usual comfort zone. Visit the art museum. Talk to someone in the grocery store or at the coffee shop. Have a great Monday!