Chain You to My Body

There is a comfort in knowing God. I know that there are some who don’t believe in God and who believe that the comfort we feel is the comfort of the weak and addle-headed.

Well, yes, there are believers in Christ who ARE weak and addle-headed — just as their are non-believers who are weak and addle-headed.

But to believe in the Something we cannot fully see, touch or feel — well, it seems a bit crazy. I know, I get that.

But it also takes a lot of strength. It takes courage. It takes dedication.

Think of Billy Graham, G.K. Chesterton, C.S. Lewis, Martin Luther King, and others like them … weak and addle-headed? No way, no how.

It takes strength to be a believer. But it’s not the kind of strength that allows you to take someone down with your words, to debate them into the ground and punish them with a verbal beating. That’s not how you lead your loved one to the Comfort of God.

If there someone that you love who doesn’t know God the way you know God, if there is someone you wish could feel His loving arms and comfort — don’t try and talk them into it. Love them, show them, BE for them what God is to you.

And if you must use words, sing.

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~ by Kimberly Mason on January 21, 2012.

2 Responses to “Chain You to My Body”

  1. Oh wow – this is very powerful. I was asked if I would be interested in being on the Vestry at my new church. Vestry meetings are held at the same time as choir practice & in the end I decided that my commitment to our tiny choir (8 members or so) was bigger than my desire to be on the Vestry. I told them to ask me again next year. So, I’m going to sing!

  2. The last paragraph, along with the final sentence, says it all. Indeed a powerful post.

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