Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Pointing is Okay



When I was growing up, it was considered impolite to point at someone.  The crime of pointing could prompt a parental slap to the offender's hand. 

 

Pointing can draw attention to someone or something and usually, this type of attention is unwelcomed.   


In the Philippines, where we served as missionaries for 14 years, pointing was done with your lips and was an acceptable means of giving direction or drawing attention to a person or object.  Lip pointing is nearly effortless and far more discreet compared to lifting your arm and pointing your finger.  


In the New Testament book of John, we have a person doing some definite finger-pointing, but this kind of pointing is okay.   In John 1:29, John the Baptist is pointing people to Jesus.


The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, 

“Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!”


John was a pointer.  

  • He was pointing people to the one and only way to redemption.   
  • He was pointing people to the truth.
  • He was pointing people to eternal life through the Lamb of God.


How long has it been since you pointed someone to Christ?


Pointing is Okay.

 




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