The iceberg has been hit! The ship is taking on water!
You are part of the crew and are responsible for helping save the passengers. Now consider:
- You can debate whether the ship is going to sink,
- You can debate whether some of the passengers are worth saving,
- Or You can simply do your job and save as many as possible.
As Christians, we have a Bible and a doctrine that teaches us that the “ship” has already hit the iceberg and is doomed. We aren’t here to debate the size of the iceberg, whether we hit it, the rate at which the ship is taking on water, or whether the ship will sink. It’s not our place to try to determine which passengers are worthy of being saved. Our mandate comes from One who wants all of the passengers saved.
There are some who are in the water and don’t believe they’re drowning. There may be others on the deck who refuse to believe the ship will go down. Still others may be convinced that the ship is in trouble but they’re afraid to jump. We need to reach them all and as with the Titanic, time is running out.
It is not enough to say “I’m in a lifeboat, I’m good!” No! We are tasked to pull as many into the boats as we can. Convince those who need it to jump into the water. But convincing others of the peril and doom they face without a change in their situation is our job.
We have a Titanic opportunity before us! All hands on deck!