GARY Lineker and I have one thing in common, we both inadvertently forgot to wear our face mask at a shop recently, but there the similarity ends.
The other day I went to the village shop to buy a daily newspaper.
Having taken the paper from the shelf I proceeded to join the queue for the till. It was at that moment I realised I wasn’t wearing my face mask and so embarrassingly I quickly put it on.
When I had left the shop, it occurred to me none of the staff or the other customers had challenged me for not wearing my mask.
Challenge can mean many different things to us.
We can challenge ourselves to do certain activities or feats of endurance or we can be challenged when life gets tough.
The Bible does not necessarily use the word challenge, but we are challenged on many occasions, especially by the words of Jesus Christ.
On one occasion Nicodemus came to Jesus because he was being challenged by the exemplary lifestyle that Jesus was living, and he was so intrigued to know more.
During their conversation Jesus spoke those famous words that are so often quoted today.
“For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whosoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
That challenge to Nicodemus all those years ago is given to us today.
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