A lot of people ate at Chick-fil-A today. There were lines all the
Once they got in the parking lot, there was still a wait.
When I stopped at 7 a.m., there were already several cars in line, but nothing like this.
Some people went inside the mall. These gentlemen were
Cars, Cars, Cars.
Not only were both drive-through windows covered up, but the walk-up
I've battled in my head all day what to write about this day, and I have decided just to speak from my heart...
I believe that I should stand up for what I believe. I believe in the God of the Bible, and I agree with Mr. Cathy’s recent comments on the Biblical definition of marriage. While the media and the “left” would have us believe that we, as Christians, are a minority, I do not necessarily believe that is so.
I ate at Chick-fil-A today to show my support to a Christian brother who stated his beliefs, after being asked, and received a lot of negative backlash about it. So much of a backlash, in fact, that political figures tried to block the company from opening new stores, and city council members attempted to get others to sever ties with the chain. That’s just not right. Neither is wishing cancer on people who ate “chikin” today.
Having said all that, I have finally decided that today, for me, will not be about arguing who is right, nor about pushing back when you’ve been bullied for your beliefs (which happens to both sides of the nugget, by the way). I am not undermining in any way the importance of freedom of speech, and I do believe Christians have been bullied by the liberal media. Even though we took a stand against those who would demand tolerance but show us none, I think precious few of us understand just how important today was. And if we didn't do it in love, prayerfully and with respect, we may have missed the most important thing of all.
As a Christian, it is my duty to spread the good news of Jesus. Now days, in a world that has allowed the Bible to lose its authority, just about the only way for me to spread the good news is to live my life as Christ-like as possible. It’s my responsibility to be prayed up, studied up, and looking up, so that if I’m questioned, I will have a good Biblical response for what I believe.
It is not now, nor has it ever been, my responsibility to save another person from their sins. That’s the Holy Spirit’s job. If I do my job by planting seeds and living my life as the best example that I can, the Holy Spirit can do His job, and He knows best the way to reach each and every person who is willing to let Him in their hearts with His saving grace.
Sometimes in the face of opposition,
I can say it best when I say nothing at all.