Invitational Perspective

I woke up this morning with an urge to reread the story of the children of Israel sending twelve spies into the promised land of Canaan. Ten of the spies said that we seemed grasshoppers in our own eyes and we seemed the same to them. In other words they were really scared! The other two did not see it that way, they believed that God was with them, so what was the problem? How could there have been two different opinions? Fear is a perception, it is a point of view, some people feel flying is scary some people don’t! Some people feel spiders are scary some people don’t. Fear is not knowing, it is an uncomfortable feeling. But for others it is an opportunity. For some invitation is a scary activity for others it isn’t. Fear in invitation can be overcome with practice and determination. Invite someone today to take a closer look at Christ and his church and go as if the LORD is walking before you, and by the way the LORD will be!