Episode 317: I’m Talkin. . .Response

I’m Talkin’, episode 317, for May 12th, 2024.

This is Joel from the I’m Talkin’ microcast, where I share my thoughts on a topic that has piqued my interest this past week.

This week we’re talking response.

So we are talking about the same definition of the word.

I looked it up and chose one, and the one I chose is a reaction to something.

So it’s a response to something, something that was done, something that was said, something that you heard.

And so that’s where I want to start today.

And after doing a number of church words over the past weeks since the beginning of the year, there’s been some good theology, some deep thinking words, some words that make one wonder about their future maybe, make one think a little bit more about what Jesus Christ did for them on the cross, and a lot of great things about Christianity and the basis of what we believe.

And in my opinion, that requires a response.

Very often in the case of the world hearing these church words as we have called them or I have called them, their response is not much different than any other time.

There’s often scoffing or mocking that one would believe such a thing.

They may laugh it off.

They may disregard entirely, or maybe they just ignore.

Any of those responses in the negative sense means that they are not willing to repent, not willing to accept what Jesus Christ has done.

And therein lies the challenge for those of us who call ourselves Christians.

As Christians, these words also call for a response.

And these words mean something to those of us who call on the name of Jesus Christ.

They mean much to what we believe and what the future holds for us.

And the three words that I thought of in three responses to the thoughts of the last weeks, one was awe in just thinking about what Christ has done for us.

One is wonder in the fact that he even thinks enough of us to die on the cross, that that would be something that he would do even though we were sinful creatures.

And then the third word I thought of is anticipation.

And when we look toward heaven and we look toward eternity with Jesus Christ, when we look toward the fullness of all of these words that we have looked at over the past weeks, when we look to the fulfillment of what we are to be, then we have one response and that’s often to fall on our knees in awe and wonder and anticipation.

Until next week, this is Joel from the I’m Talking Microcast.