I don't want to offend anyoneby Rev. Grant Gunnink on 01/06/11
I was going through the drive-thru at McDonalds today, listening to some Christian rap music on my car stereo at rather high volume. When I rolled down my window to place my order I turned down the music so I could hear, when I finished I cranked it back up again.
However as I approach the window to pick up my food I became conscious of the lyrics that were unapologetically blaring out my open window "God is an awesome God!" I reached for the volume control and turned it down again, thinking that I didn't want to offend the worker at the window by blaring my religious music so loud for them to hear.
But then it struck me, this person handing me my food was created by God. They are the work of his hands, He is their creator, their sustainer - they deserve to know about the one who made them and what He is like!
Back to the volume control and crank up the music - "God is an Awesome God!"
Its easy for us to abandon our calling to share the truth about Christ with our friends, neighbors, co-workers and McDonalds workers because we're afraid to offend people by pushing our views on them. Don't buy into that.
Remember - God created everyone, and everything you're not pushing anything on anybody by simply sharing with them information about who made them.
Crank it up so everyone can hear!