Let me just say it straight out,
you are not cool if you love God and talk about Jesus Christ.
Sorry to burst your bubble. Even if you sport the cute clothes or the “in” hair style, the minute you open your mouth and start talking “Christian” your cool points go to 0. You maybe even get some negatives.
So my question for you (and myself) today is, are you okay with that? Are you okay with being uncool? Are you okay laying your spirit out there to be laughed at? To be criticized? To not be taken seriously?
No matter how hard we try, we also cannot make God cool, or Jesus our homeboy. And since we are His, well, guess what…?
The reality is, it is extremely difficult to lay down the idol of “cool.” We all want to be loved, and somehow being cool and relevant and smart and stylish make us feel loved and accepted and wanted. But, stunningly, the hated man, the uncool man, the trendy-until-unpopular-God-man, gave up cool for you…
He gave up glory and “coolness” and died naked on a tree to let us know that WE ARE LOVED!
How sick and embarrassing to be strung up and spat on and wanting and oozing. How cool would it have been to see power pour down from the heights as the man leaped off the cross in all brilliance and stood and launched lightening bolts from hands to soldiers while a glowing crown surrounded his head and a thrown appeared. Wow. That would have been wild…beyond cool.
So, if you want to be cool, quit hanging with God.
with dirt on our faces and weaknesses so bright and uncool they make onlookers squint and gag sometimes, let’s content ourselves with being “fools.”
All the while keeping these words tucked gently in our back pocket…
“For the word of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God…For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not come to know God, God was well-pleased through the foolishness of the message preached to save those who believe.” 1 Corinthians 1:18,21
Uncool it is.
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