Would I Stand?

A gunman is standing in front of a room of students in their late teens-early twenties and he asks “what religion are you?” Are you a Christian?”. To those who proclaim “I am a Christian”, He then states, “good, stand up, you’re about to see God face to face in one second!”. 

Would I stand or would I run?

Would fear take over? Would I deny Christ? 

It’s “See You at the Pole” day at public school.  It’s our National day of prayer for students across this great land and I’m the only one who shows up.  Do I stay or do I go? Do I stand or do I run? 

I’m not sure where you are in your walk with Jesus Christ but I’m telling you now, we are living in the end times.  

In a country that was always free, we are no longer.  We as Christians are being purecuted for our beliefs and for the Words of Christ in our Holy written word.  This has been happening.  We have been pressured to accept because, to the world, acceptance is love.  But to Christ, truth is love. Our church services have become what we think the world will enjoy so we can grow our churches, but aren’t we supposed to be non-conformists? Maybe if we just be Christ, they would be drawn to Him. 

Now, it comes down to black and white, wrong or right, yes or no.  Blending is not an option.  We either stand or we don’t, and so now, we are becoming martyrs in our very own country.

A student stands alone at a flag to pray.  Students stand to proclaim their faith in Christ and die for Him.  This is the world we live now. So, if it were you, what would you choose? What would I choose? 

Would I be one to stand?  Would I stand alone at a flag and pray by myself knowing everyone was watching, judging, and scorning me? Would I stand and say, with all my heart, a resounding “YES! I follow Christ! Yes, I trust Him!  Yes, I’ll die for Him because He first died for me!”? 

Would I stand?

Make no mistake, we are living in times when we all will be faced with this question.  This question is one that sets us apart and causes people to hate us because they hate Christ. Are you a Christain? 

This question may not nessecarily come at the hand of a gun but it may come in an office meeting or on FB or in a one on one conversation.  It may also come in a life or death situation.  Be ready. 

Matthew 10:33 But everyone who denies me here on earth, I will also deny before my Father in heaven.

If we deny Christ, He will deny us. 

Father, I come to you in worship.  Lord, search my heart.  Make known to me anything that is unpleasing to you and help me change.  I want to be your disciple, your student and your unashamed, faithful servant.  God, give me the boldness to say YES! I know Christ and He knows me! Give me the hope and the undeniable joy and faith that comes only from you.  Today I choose to stand.  I choose to stand even when I stand alone.  I choose death on this earth and life with you for eternity in Heaven.  I choose, my sweet Jesus, to stand for you!