Monday, 2 February 2009
People Of Faith Fear Not
As a bank nurse is suspended for offering prayer to a patient it would be so easy to respond in a knee-jerk fashion. Unfortunatly this is being used by some to highlight the apparent unfair treatment Christians receive. I say unfortunatly because suffering for our faith and facing hardships has prety much baulked at by the seeker friendly churches who promise financial blessing and life enhancement instead of what Jesus said we would recieve. Wisdom needs to be applied here. I would not advocate witnessing to anyone on 'Bosses Time' however there are opportunities during lunch breaks etc. to share your faith. As this affair is being looked at by a Christian legal team hopefully it will bring clarification to the issue. However the whole affair may highlight a human rights issue which grants each individual the right to express his or own own faith. Be encouraged, God has not given us the spirit of fear but of power, love and a sound mind. Let us continue to step out for Christ and if we receive a bit of flack along the way, lets rejoice because 'Great is our reward in heaven.'