Posted on Fri 09/24/10 in After the Message
Demarcation is the act of creating a boundary around a place or thing.
Pastor Paul spoke about drawing lines in the sand. Defining moments. Choices. Lines of demarcation. The lines of demarcation help us to see what IS and what IS NOT. So often I see anything but a LINE. Like an eye exam where the fuzzy becomes a sharply defined line and then becomes fuzzy again, so many today only see a broad, fuzzy border. We are in a world filled with ACLU lawsuits, political “correctness”, and the separation of church and God. We have forgotten what God and Jesus have done for us. Although I know what God and Jesus have done for me, I still will forget during my day. The demarcation becomes fuzzy. Or worse, I step back over the line to the wrong side. In Joshua 4:1-10 we see the use of stones as reminders both to the Israelites walking through the Jordan river and to the people passing by the Jordan. River stones where taken with the Israelites and land stones were placed in the river for all those passing by to see.
What are the reminders in your life of God’s works?
Jesus asked His disciples who people said He was. He then asked them who THEY said He was. Jesus helped/forced the disciples to focus on that fuzzy line of demarcation, bring it into sharp focus and make a decision. As Pastor Paul said on Sunday, “There comes a time when we draw the line and we stand for what we believe.”
As you pray today, remember your “river stones” and stand firm in what you believe. If that line becomes fuzzy or you start to slip over to the other side, remember your “river stones”. Let your daily life be like the land stones placed in the river; a sign to all of what God has done for you.
Pray for our service this Sunday, our pastor, our volunteers and the newly baptized.
Thank you for your commitment to fast and pray today.