Hire
Writers
Editors
Home Tour About Read What's New Help Forums Join
My Account Login
Shop
Save
Support
E
Book
Store
Learn
About
Jesus
  



The HOME for Christian writers! The Home for Christian Writers!



 
Christian Living PLEASE ENCOURAGE THE AUTHOR BY COMMENTING

  LEAVE COMMENT ON ARTICLE   SEND A PRIVATE MESSAGE
  HIRE THIS WRITER
REPORT ARTICLE

 TRACK THIS AUTHOR ADD TO MY FAVORITES
corner
What's New
 
corner
 
Strange Fire?
by Linda Hargrove
10/14/04
For Sale
Author requests article critique


  Mail
 





A short time ago I saw a seasoned cast iron skillet at the flea market. Its dull sheen had a richness, a deep glow that caught my eye. Being one of those nouveau old-fashioned women of the 21st century re-visiting my roots, I felt compelled to touch it, feel its heft in my hands. When would the pans I slaved over at home reward me with such a sheen?

I was thrown for a major loop when I lifted this flea market pan from yonder years. It was, in comparison to the chunk of metal I was seasoning at home, light as a feather. What was going on? Was my pan authentic? Real cast iron? Some high-tech, mass-production imitation that I fell for in my pursuit of the passion and purity of the days of my fore parents? Only the fire will tell. Real hot fire, the hottest of hot - pure and true.

Similarly when it comes to race matters for the Christian, the Jesus folk, the people of the world will see our real metal when we come together and stay together despite heat of adversity from within or without.

In How Black is the Gospel? Thomas Skinner, former gang member turned preacher, wrote, "In the midst of America's racial crisis, Christianity in its pure and true form alone can make the difference." He wrote those words in 1970. Are we making a difference more than 30 years later? America's racial crises still persist - evidenced in racial profiling and "Christian" hate groups. True Christians must appear so peculiar, so strange, if you will, that the world will see Jesus and be drawn to him (John 17:21-23) because of our fire for Him and His people regardless of the color of their skin.

White brother, would you consistently visit a pre-dominantly black church? Black sister, would you dare be seen regularly with the white Christian women across the hall? How strange is your fire?


If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be! TRUST JESUS NOW

Read more articles by Linda Hargrove or search for articles on the same topic or others.


Read More - Free Reprints, Main Site Articles, Most Read Articles or highly acclaimed Challenge Articles. Read Great New Release Christian Books for FREE in our Free Reads for Reviews Program. Christian writers can JOIN US at FaithWriters for Free. Grow as a Writer and help spread the Gospel.


The opinions expressed by authors do not necessarily reflect the opinion of FaithWriters.com.

Hire a Christian Writer, Christian Writer Wanted, Christian Writer Needed, Christian Content Needed
Find a Christian Editor, Hire a Christian Editor, Christian Editor, Find a Christian Writer
 
corner
Corner
This article has been read 475 times     < Previous | Next >


Member Comments
Member Date




TRUST JESUS TODAY











Free Audio Bible
500 Plus Languages
Faith Comes By Hearing.com