Sometimes a Harsh word is what is needed
This is one of the stories told by our preacher on occasion, and I feel it really explains why sometimes we have to be harsh and straight forward with people when it comes to God.
Now I have heard him say this a few times so don't quote me on it if I missed one or two details. But I really liked it.
He said years back when the church I now go to was just a small church, they started getting packed with people. So much that people Couldn't get in....Our preacher now was the preacher then also. He fought and fought with the people of the church trying to enlarge it, to make it bigger so more people could come in and possibly come to God....All the people there kept fighting him about it, they wanted their small church to stay small.....He had tried his best till , he said it was like God had told him what to do!
The next morning when people started to arrive to church their mouths dropped as they drove past the Churches main sign out front. In the big section normally used to say church times or for events said the following.
"GO TO Edited to Remove Profanity ----Edited to Remove Profanity ----Edited to Remove Profanity ----Edited to Remove Profanity ----, WERE FULL!!"
That is what it took for the people to realize the severity of it. That evening the church started looking for plans for their new church.
And now our church is still one of the fastest growing churches, on average we have 10-12 people come to know Christ EVERY service, because people like the church and bring their friends that normally don't like churches....
Oh in case you are wondering now The logo, and what is on the sign out front of our church is now
" The perfect place, for people who aren't"
Sometimes we must say things in a rash, straight forward, sometimes seemingly hurt full way, to get the point across.....
And on a complete side note It is 2am as I am typing this and there is an owl sitting on a tree outside my window right now and he is REALLY loud.
I am human in the flesh, but I have the blood of the Great Wolves of Old coursing through my veins. I see, I feel, I hear the World around me like no other being that walks this planet.