Let's Get Crazy for Christ Together!

Mitch Cariaga

"Timothy, my co-worker, sends his greetings to you, as do Lucius, Jason and Sosipater, my fellow Jews."  Romans 16:21

Just last week, I was with a buddy of mine on the coast of the South China Sea.  The wind was blowing causing a strong ocean spray; the waves were large and caused a strong undertow.  Nobody was in the water.  The people we were with said that the water is so treacherous at this place that only the most experienced swim in this remote area.

My buddy looked at me; I looked back.  We simply said, “Let’s go!”  We ran toward the surf and dove head first into an oncoming wave.  Within 5 seconds, I realized that we made a big mistake!  The undertow started taking us out to open sea.

If my wife would have been with me, I would never have gotten near the water.  If I was by myself, I would never have gone to the beach.  But men know how it is… it’s been this way since we were young boys… when guys are with the guys, they can get a little crazy.  Most guys had their first drink with another guy.  No guy would take up smoking unless all the guys were doing it together.

When I read the Bible and see the crazy things that many of the men did, I notice that they almost always did them in the presence of another man.  The great apostle Paul conquered nations for Christ, but you never read his name alone.  He’s always with Timothy, or Barnabas, or Silas, or Luke.  Moses had Aaron.  Joshua had Caleb.  Elijah had Elisha.  Even Jesus never traveled alone.  You get a couple of guys together and they can get crazy… even for Christ!

So men, I encourage you.  Don’t try following Christ as a solo sport.  Get in the spiritual game with another man or group of men.  Let’s get a little crazy for Christ!

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