It Happened Again!
I gave an individual (male) one of the crosses I make, after he commented on the one, I was wearing. He told me he did not know if he could wear it ever, though he said he was a Christian. I told him the things about my doing so, wearing the cross. So I related again what I thought.
First, I explained to him that being a Christian automatically makes a person a disciple of the Savior Jesus, in my opinion. It does entail many duties and a follower of Jesus that includes the declaration they are one and encouraging others to be “fishers of men” and that is discipleship.
I also told him that I wear a cross, not to just show others that I am a disciple of Christ, but something else in the process.
In the Bible in Ephesians 6:16 it states, “In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.” I interpret this (for me) as “wear a cross”
It is difficult for me to be a hypocrite and do or say things that contradict the teachings of Jesus Christ, and I wear the cross to fend off those acts. It is there for me to see and feel and I try to be a disciple of Jesus.
Do I always succeed?! NO, I do not, BUT the cross I wear also reminds me I am forgiven through the sacrifice Jesus made on the cross.
This guy looked at me, did accept the cross I had for him, put it in his pocket and said, “I will consider it.”
Thanks be to God whom I have submitted myself to and to Jesus who I have surrendered my life to his glory.
So be it!!!!!!!!!!