The following was written by an unknown author, but I thought it would be challenging to B4Ters and Christians everywhere.

What if John 3:16 read:

“For God so loved the world, He decided to send His Son; but when He said to His son “GO,” His Son said, “I don’t feel a burden for the lost; besides I am established and have responsibilities and commitments to attend to.”

Or, what if

Before the Son had left Heaven to come to earth, He had said, “I see a real need for someone to go and I am willing to go, but I haven’t been called.”

Or, what if

When Christ was to be born in a stable, He had said, “ I hate bugs; besides I have allergies that can be affected by such an environment.”

Or, what if

When Joseph and Mary were commanded to flee to Egypt, Jesus had said, “You can’t expect my parents to take me into a foreign country, culture, and language; besides I might get sick. Think of the concern it would cause them.

Or, what if

Christ had said, “Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of Man hath no where to lay His head. It’s just too much to live by faith. I’ll settle down, get a good job, a home, nice furniture, stereo, etc.”

Or, what if

As the lepers called out for help, Christ had mumbled, “What an ugly sight; sure smells, my stomach just can’t take it. Besides I don’t know much about medicine. It would take a special person to work with folks like that.”

Or, what if

When the Pharisees and Sadducees questioned the Jews in the temple, He had said, “I am just a carpenter; I can’t go to this people, I need more education…”

Or, what if

As Christ was preparing to go to Jerusalem the last time, to die, He had said, “I am needed most in my present ministry; I am serving God better here.”

Or, what if

Christ hanging on the cross had said, “It is too much to ask of an individual, the cost is too great, I just can’t do it.”

Jesus said:
“As my Father hath sent me, even so send I you.”

 

 

PATRICK LAI and his family have worked in SE Asia for other 37 years. His experience in doing business with Jesus has brought him to understand the meaning of work and worship in the marketplace. He started 14 businesses in four countries, six of which are still operating. Patrick and his wife, May, mentor and coach businesspeople working where there are few or no Christians. Check out Patrick’s latest book, Workship, now available in paperback and e-book.