Not Welcome

By: Susan Bea Good

Recently my son received an anonymous note suggesting that he and his family were “not welcome” in their Sunday School Class.  At times the young couple have discreetly brought their baby into the room…trying not to miss the “assembling of ourselves” every time one of the kids had the sniffles. The note writer expressed “rejection” on behalf of an entire group!

I’ve noticed this same type of rejection in some “conservative” political forums. The suggested restriction of expressions, of a biblical worldview, sends out the “not welcome” message on behalf of everyone. I see this happening too often when I open to a conservative forum and read down the main page…the “pack your bags” comments are put out there on a daily basis.

Americans once welcomed God into life…public and private. Today it is a battle to keep Him there…and the battle is everything! The public rejection of God demands that His followers declare their personal allegiance. No one can remain neutral.

Every battle is important in this war. He is the ultimate winner…and those who choose His side now will receive an eternal “Welcome!”

“Now therefore fear the Lord and serve him in sincerity and in faithfulness…choose this day whom you will serve…as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” (Joshua 24:14-15/ESV)

The purpose of this blog is to encourage Christ-followers to see God’s Big Picture and be a part of it!




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