Look at us. Great minds must think alike. We totally dressed this way on accident. Unless Sonya had something to do with it. Hmm.
Anyway, that’s not why I’m writing. No, not at all. Right now we (Lynwood) are being challenged in many ways by the Lord. One of those is to live a more inviting lifestyle toward the lost and unchurched. To stop being afraid and get to know them intentionally to share the gospel. This is gonna lead to some pretty cool, challenging stuff. But right now the task is simple: invite people to a service on February 5 where the gospel is gonna be shared. Sounds easy, right? So why isn’t it that easy? I mean anyone can do it. Right? Right. And let me tell you about someone who does it.
Brotey. My little man. My best buddy. He does it. Over Christmas break, my parents took us to The Olive Garden. Brotey got chicken strips. Yes, chicken strips at The Olive Garden. But, again, that’s beside the point. My mom told us later that Brotey asked her if he would go to jail if he asked our servers where they went to church. Of course, she told him that he wouldn’t. Without hesitation he asked both of them if they went to church and, when they responded in the affirmative, where they went to church. I was so proud.
A few weeks later, we took the kids to Applebee’s. Brotey immediately asked us to ask our server where she went to church. We agreed but apparently didn’t get it done fast enough. As she lowered Brotey’s food over his shoulder he asked her and probed until he got an answer! And he made it look so easy!
Then, we find out that he’s been reading the bible to one of his friends during recess at school. I can’t begin to describe how that makes me feel. He has always had a heart for the lost. He’s always concerned for friends, family, or anyone he sees on T.V. Literally, I can’t tell you how many times he has asked us if a particular person on T.V. loves Jesus.
So, Brotey can do it. We can too. Come on Lynwood. Let’s get to it. And if you go to another church, get to it as well!