Posted: April 12, 2017
I'm sure you've seen the hashtag #sorrynotsorry somewhere on social media before. I never understood why people would say sorry when they didn't mean it, but this hashtag is basically them apologizing for not being sorry. Maybe this helps them feel better or something.
But typically someone says this when they've done something they knew they shouldn't but still decided to do it anyway. You know, like, if you're at the movies, and you sit down comfortably in your chair, enjoying both armrests, and then 5 minutes later someone sits next to you and in you're head you're like:
"Oh, you want this armrest? Not today, bro. #sorrynotsorry"
I was thinking about this in the context of Christ though. He asked God, if he was cool with it, to let him live so he didn't have to die the criminal's death that he did for you and me. But of course, he knew what God's perfect will was. And I gotta be honest. I'm really glad Christ didn't bail on us and walk away from the Cross with a #sorrynotsorry attitude. He could have. We know he didn't really want to go through with it. But he did. And for that, I'm truly grateful.
Have you ever thought about this in the context of your responsibility to introduce your friends, family and coworkers to Christ? Jesus didn't say to keep your belief in him quietly to yourself. No, Jesus said to go and make disciples. And if you're like me, you definitely don't want to walk away from that responsibility with a #sorrynotsorry attitude. This isn't a bad haircut we're dealing with. These are real people with real souls and real destinations. So let's heed the call courageously and invite as many people as we can to experience the resurrection life that is in Jesus Christ.
“Jesus told her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life. Anyone who believes in me will live, even after dying. Everyone who lives in me and believes in me will never ever die.’”
- John 11:25-26
Lord, thank you for saving me. Thank you for sending Jesus to die for me so that I could have new life in you. Thank you for being a God who saves. Lord, I pray that you would give me the courage to invite as many people as I can to one of our Easter services. And I pray that you would reveal yourself to them and save them. In Jesus' name, amen.