God is the infinite being from whom Jesus and the Holy Spirit come from – Jesus is God in the flesh, fully human and fully God, and the Holy Spirit is the advocate, teacher and guide that is omnipresent. Although both Jesus and the Holy Spirit point people to the Father, because they are from the Father praying and honoring them is no different than praying to the Father.
As we stood there watching the band set up one of the band members approached us. He had a mullet and a jean jacket with the arms cut off. He asked us if we were interested in listening to the music, and he handed me a business card with the band’s information. I asked what kind of music they played, and he said, “Christian music”.
Being the jerk that I was, I held out my hand and Jeff gave me a lighter. I proceeded to burn the card, and then arrogantly flicked it at the man’s feet. I then turned and walked away.
Don Carlson, my friend and mentor, passed away yesterday. He was in his mid 90’s.
This man, in the few years I have known him, transformed my life by helping me break down the barriers that kept me from reaching lost souls for Christ. What I learned is that we have to get uncomfortable,