I came across this site one day and thought GodTube?? Seriously...there's a "GodTube??? Cool. According to the site:
GodTube.com is a dynamic community of people who are looking to connect, share, and belong. In its simplest form, GodTube is a video-driven social network where users can explore their faith and the tenets of Christianity.
I just watched this video, which I don't believe is true, but nonetheless, I think it raises some interesting points about our hesitance to share our faith in the face of disbelief and sometimes ridicule. When you think about it, that should be when we are most vocal, but instead we are often all too silent.
It has certainly taken me years to grow comfortable enough in my own faith to even begin to be truly open about it...proclaiming one's self a child of Christ feels like coming out of the closet! Some people look at me like I have two heads, and edge away from the conversation. Or assume that because I speak of things like feeling God's presence, they need to avoid certain topics...oh please, I have two children after all, and I didn't find them in the pumpkin patch! And just because I want to follow in Jesus' footsteps doesn't mean I've lost my sense of humour or that I don't say the f-word myself on occasion. Well ok, I don't actually swear much, but I never did, my language has not changed since I started on the path of my present faith journey. I think everyone has the right to their own beliefs (or non-belief as the case may be), but they don't have the right to dictate or ridicule what I believe. I sure hope the Spirit will fill me with the strength to stand up should I ever encounter such a bully as in this video story.
Spirit, Spirit of gentleness, blow through the wilderness, calling and free... Spirit, Spirit of restlessness, stir me from placidness, Wind, Wind on the sea...