Don’t Lose Sight

By   •   January 25   •   Topics: ,


We might as well face it, strife has even infiltrated our church life. It is true enough that the Church is now the Church militant. But, as such, its warfare ought to be that of dedication to revealed truth and divine holiness, and not intramural bickering and carnal disputes. We read in the second chapter of Luke that Joseph and Mary lost Jesus one day. Where did they lose Him? They lost Him in the most unlikely place in all the world-the Temple. I have seen many people lose Jesus right in the church. I have seen them lose Him in a dispute about who was to be choir director, who was to play the organ, who was to be an elder, or who was to be the minister. Yes, because we are human, though Christian, it is easy to lose sight of Jesus right in the temple!

Read Billy Graham’s answer on what to say to someone who had a bad church experience.

Prayer for the day

Don't let me lose sight of You, Lord, in the
complex logistics of everyday life.

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  1. Darcy Braddock says:

    Praying that we all learn more and have Jesus central in our lives. Amen.

  2. Lorraine White says:

    O Lord Jesus, never allow me to be separated from You. Lord, let me cling to You always. O Holy Spirit, consume me with Your fire. Amen, amen and amen!!!

  3. Joe says:

    Amen! Please be our treasure Jesus.

  4. Malcolm says:

    Lord Jesus, help me to be always be focused on You. Amen.
    God is awesome.

  5. Gerry says:

    There is only one winner when strife and bickering begin to spread within a church…Satan. Trivial issues within the congregation begin to fester and if the controversy expands, the church can splinter and fall apart. We need to stay focused on God’s Holy Word in order to stay united and strong as brothers and sisters.

  6. Samantha says:

    I was reading about Mary and Joseph losing Jesus in the Temple a couple weeks ago and I never thought of it in this way. Thank you for your wisdom and sharing your love.