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Thursday, November 23rd, '17

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CLAIROL CHRISTIANS

"See that you say nothing to any man..." (Mark 1:44)

 

What do you mean by a Clairol Christian? "Only their hairdresser knows for sure!" We could also call them God's secret agents, disciples in the dark or those who belong to the Secret Service. The gospel isn't supposed to be a secret to hide but a story to herald. "But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost" (2 Corinthians 4:3). Any good salesman knows that to sell it you have to tell it, or as Jesus taught, "Let your light so shine before men..."

 

Notice this text. The leper had just been cleansed. Where ulcerated tissue had been, a cankered nose, and fingers that had been eaten to mere nubs, there was now new skin waxen fresh as a newborn babe. He got his second chance. Now he can go home, without the white cane, the odor, the shame and Law's command that he cuff his hand over his upper lip and cry, "Unclean! Unclean!" Then Jesus commands him, "Don't tell a soul but go to the priests and have your healing verified and documented". A lot of people would rejoice to think, "Jesus said I don't have to tell anyone. Whoopee! I can keep it between me and my hairdresser". Bonk! Wrong answer!

 

This guy thought, "How can I help but tell someone?" Verse 45 says "he went out, and began to publish it much..." He became a living printing press, a gospel publishing house. And he "began to blaze abroad the matter" which implies he had a fire in his soul that no critic, cynic or skeptic could put out. As a result, Jesus could no longer travel openly because the crowds starting coming to Him "from every quarter" (even the French Quarter).

 

That guy wasn't just a witness; he became a whole Agency. His hairdresser knew for sure but so did his grocer, banker, lawyer, paperboy and gas station attendant. No one had to stare with a puzzled look and question, "I wonder if...?" He was a walking billboard for Jesus, with Twentieth Century Fox lights and a megaphone to boot. Referral is not revival. Handing out church business cards has merit but what the world needs is someone to be a burning bush for Jesus. The depth of the conversion probably affects the depth of the conversation. I mean, this guy was just about a goner. He typifies the dope head, hopeless alcoholic, sex addict, the suicidal, the least, the last and the lost, that only Love's long arm could reach. Truly, he that is forgiven much loves much (Luke 7:47) and that love provoked him to tell others. As a leper he was terminal but redeemed he became a terminal, Mission Central for broadcasting the good news to the globe. I'm not much on leprosy but I like this leper! He valued his experience and wanted everyone else to bask in its overflow. That may be offensive to people that want their space but it accomplishes a lot more than Clairol Christianity where "only your hairdresser knows for sure".


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