There was a bracelet, and bumper sticker, and hat, and pencil case design that was quite popular a few years ago and still mingles in Christian bookstores. WWJD?
WWJD? What Would Jesus Do? I am sure it was started with great intention and that IS a great question to consider. HOWEVER, it was used as a pointing finger to say, “tisk tisk, shame on you. That was bad. Jesus would be so ashamed of you.”
But that is no new idea. Christians have been pointing that finger for quite some time. Some of them pointing that finger have a log so big in their eye that I would wonder if they have ever seen the love of Jesus at all and perhaps they are claiming Christianity when they have no concept of grace at all. Others, I truly believe are Christians, but yet again, do not allow the love and grace of Jesus to really change them.
So, what would Jesus do? What would he say to this world? WHAT WOULD HE SAY TO BRUCE JENNER?
Well, what did he say to the world? What are the words of Jesus? WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY? What does the Holy Spirit say?
First, he would throw his arms around Bruce Jenner and give him a hug. He would tell him to come down from that Sycamore tree and he would go to his house for dinner. JESUS CAME TO SEEK AND TO SAVE THE LOST. I am just going to go out on a limb, that I usually don’t climb on, and say that Bruce is lost.
But don’t get me wrong here, or more importantly, don’t get Jesus wrong! I am not of the live and let live crowd. I am not crying that he is brave and courageous. What in the hell people?! What he is doing is for no one but himself! It is nothing but selfish. That is the only word to define what is going on there. And here we see the other side of Jesus that people don’t like to talk about.
Remember the Jesus running through the temple pushing over tables? He was not really a PC kind of guy. If Jesus walked around loving all day, why did the leaders hate him so? Why was he tortured and crucified?
So, when I hear about Bruce Jenner, I feel nothing but sadness for him. How empty and lost and horrible his life is. He is the definition of someone that does not know peace and true love. Bruce, being a woman is not going to fix your life. The new media attention, the popularity, it will all vanish. It is nothing. What is next to fill your void? Nothing will fit the shape of that hole in your heart except Jesus. This life is between you and God. And you need Jesus. You need to live for something bigger than yourself. You need to know truth. And you need to know the love of your Creator that made you and loves you beyond what you can imagine.
But I don’t stop there, I turn to the crowd that is encouraging and applauding his despicable behavior and I call them a brood of vipers. Not only are they harmful to Bruce, they are leading our country in a new trend that will have consequences. How tragic!
So, what is the answer? How can we stop the downward spiral? There is one answer and only one answer: JESUS.