I’ve been thinking lately
About Jesus and His crew
The people He was closest to
That motley group of men
That gave up everything
To follow Him
Jesus hung with these guys
Day in and day out
Ate with them
Ministered with them
Traveled with them
He didn’t just hang with them
He ate with the sinners
He drank at the well with the sinners
He walked and talked among the sinners
He took Himself to the sinners
Isn’t that what we are supposed to do?
Take Jesus with us every where we go?
To the highways and the byways
To the soccer fields
To our favorite restaurants
To our neighbors
We might even need to hang out in a few places
I thought about all of this because I want to invite people to church
And invite people to get to know my Jesus
And I realized
99% of the people I hang with
Already know Him!
So you may see me hanging out in some places
And you may wonder what I’m doing
And I’ll just tell you
I’m taking Him out of the building
And I’m taking Jesus to the streets!