Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Personal and Corporate Worship
Robert D. Pace
A boy caught a sparrow and caged it with a canary. He intended to improve the sparrow’s chirp. Several days later, the boy discovered the sparrow didn’t sound like a canary; the canary chirped like a sparrow! This occasionally happens to Christians. In hopes of converting unbelievers, our speech mellows into a feathered voice and we tweet like those we try to transform. While it’s appropriate to engage the world, we must never deny the “otherworldness” that Christ wants Christians to embody. Our duty is to imitate Christ and articulate through the power of His Spirit. Unbelievers aren’t compelled to convert to Christ because Christians sound like the “world”; unbelievers turn to Christ when they hear the voice of Heaven within us.