Tuesday, July 20, 2010
In a couple of weeks, DH and I going to be hosting a group in our home. No big deal, you might rightly say. But we haven't done this for years - and have got v-e-r-y comfortable with our "just you and me" evenings. The group (which is still a phantom as we haven't invited anyone yet) will be offered dinner, the viewing of a half hour dvd called "Real Jesus" and then the opportunity to air their opinions on the dvd. There are two 'Oh freak' areas here for me: The first is a no-brainer for those of you who know me - I will have to produce a meal for 8-10 people weekly. (Breaks sweat!) The second? Approaching people to invite them. Because I really want to have people who are not yet Christ-followers come. I want them to see that He is not some sissy, pale, weak, thin, 'apart from real life' figure. I want them to see the real Man who emerges from the pages when they are rightly read. But those who don't know Him yet are so locked into their pallid picture of Him that they often are not interested enough to even take a second glance. Its going to be interesting. I could use some prayer from those of you who do that. You will be kept posted. PS: I have just remembered my word for this year is "Venture" - this is one!