Saturday, January 24, 2015
Why do we do it?
There was a sign posted in a music store that stated, "A jazz musician is someone who puts a $5,000 horn in a $500 car and drives $50 miles for a $5 gig."
What is it that compels musicians to invest all that they are and have into their art?
It's a love for their music.
The same motivation --- that of love --- is what compels Christians to invest all that they are and have in going to great lengths to share the Good News of Jesus Christ with others.
"Either way, Christ's love controls [or "compels"] us. Since we believe that Christ died for all, we also believe that we have all died to our old life. He died for everyone so that those who receive his new life will no longer live for themselves. Instead, they will live for Christ, who died and was raised for them," 2 Corinthians 5:14-15.
Do you love Jesus Christ to the point that you live for Him? Is it love for Jesus that compels you to put everything that your are and have into introducing others to Him?