The Pit

The Pit
By Wil Chausser

A homosexual fell into a pit and couldn’t get himself out. A pharisaic fundamentalist came along and said, “You deserve your pit.” A psychologist came along and said, “Accept your pit. That way you’ll be happy.” An apostate liberal came along and said, “Your pit is God’s beautiful gift to you.” A gay activist came along and said, “Fight for your right to stay in your pit.” A researcher came along and said, “Discrimination against pits is illegal.” A charismatic came along and said, “Just confess that you’re not in that pit.” Respectable people came along and said, “We don’t associate with pit-dwellers.” His mother came along and said, “It’s your father’s fault you’re in that pit.” His father came along and said, “It’s your mother’s fault you’re in that pit.” But Jesus, seeing the man, loved him, and reaching into the pit, put His arms around the man and pulled him out.

God wants the Church to reach homosexual people. God has said He will seek the lost. As His people we must be doing the work of our Father as Jesus did. The Church must take note of the Lord’s words: “The diseased and weak you have not strengthened, the sick you have not healed, the hurt and crippled you have not bandaged, those gone astray you have not brought back, the lost you have not sought to find, but with force and hard-hearted harshness you have ruled them. Behold! Says the Lord God, I myself will search for My sheep and will seek them out. I will rescue them out of all the places they are scattered …. I myself will seek that which was lost and I will bring back that which has strayed and I will bandage the hurt and the crippled and will strengthen the weak and the sick.” (Ezekiel 34:4-15 Amp. Bible) There is no person alive who is so perverse or damaged that God cannot move in their life if they open themselves up to God and allow Him to do what He wants when He wants.

We live in certain anticipation of the Lord’s soon return, but while there is still time, there is still hope. There is no sin that cannot be forgiven, no chains that cannot be loosed, and no brokenness that cannot be healed. We are to be the ambassadors for Christ, an embodiment of His love, given to the task of reconciling gays to God. The love of God manifested in us, and through us, as we worship, sing, and pray will touch sinners. His Spirit working in us as we reach out to homosexuals will affect them as only He can.

From, “The Beacon”/Volume 1 Issue 2/Page 2, by Wil Chausser

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