“… As the men watched, Jesus’ appearance was transformed, and his clothes became dazzling white, far whiter than any earthly bleach could ever make them. Then Elijah and Moses appeared and began talking with Jesus. Peter exclaimed, “Rabbi, it’s wonderful for us to be here! Let’s make three shelters as memorials—one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.” He said this because he didn’t really know what else to say, for they were all terrified. Then a cloud overshadowed them, and a voice from the cloud said, “This is my dearly loved Son. Listen to him.” – Mark 9:2-7.
Most corporate managers complain about how much time they spend in meetings because most corporations have too many meetings. According to an article in MIT’s Sloan Management Review, the average executive spends 23 hours a week in meetings. That sounds like a lot of time and it is. Some of those meetings will be productive, but a large part of the time spent in meetings is wasted in irrelevant conversations, boring presentations, and back-and-forth chit-chat.
Whether we are corporate managers or not, we spend a lot of time having boring conversations with each other. But having a conversation about Jesus will usually be anything but boring because Jesus is anything but boring.
Jesus led them up in the evening hours as it was approaching dusk and Luke tells us that He went apart with them this way to pray. And as the disciples were watching Him in prayer, His face was suddenly altered; the countenance of His face began to shine and a glory shown up from Him that even affected His very garments so that He was bathed in a beautiful, luminous light (Luke 9:29) Just imagine what a shock it must have been for Peter, James, and John. Jesus is transfigured before their very eyes. Jesus is never boring just ask the three disciples. When you follow Jesus, you’d better get used to different. Different? Yes. Boring? No.
There should be nothing boring about our conversations about Jesus either. God didn’t design us to have conversations on Sunday and then be on the sidelines the rest of the week. He didn’t die on the cross so we can spend 10 minutes a day thinking about Him. Following God isn’t always fun, but it’s always an adventure. Day-to-day life for a Christian is never boring. The risen Christ is impossible to grow bored with.
One of the easiest ways to get started is to simply share your own experience. When you talk about what God is doing in your life right now, you’re not being confrontational. You’re simply letting the people around you know what Jesus is making in your life and you want to talk about it. Invite the person to church even if you think it could be weird for them or something they would not want to do. It could be that they say yes. If they do, they will hear the gospel and hopefully see a church community that is messy and broken and full of sinners saved by grace through faith in Christ Jesus and not by our own efforts or works.
- Do you think speaking about God is ever boring? Why or why not?
- What would you do differently if you really thought the message of Jesus Christ was exciting?