Should We Bake “Them” A Cake: Yes!  I Sleep With The Enemy

My daughter is a graphic designer. She was tasked with designing a logo for a LGBT organization. She said it wasn’t bothering her to do that, but she felt like it should. She asked me what I thought. My answer. Jesus made wine for sinners. I sleep with your dad.

I fix your dad food. He doesn’t claim to be a Christian. In fact he will tell you he isn’t a godly man. We were both equally yoked when we were married. Neither of us had a relationship with Christ and now I do. Your dad is an unbeliever. I sleep with him, cook for him, help him, love him, respect him and seek to be one with him. Should I feel bad about that?

Jesus made wine for sinners. Jesus died for sinners. Died. Can you make a logo? Yeah, I think you can. Why would you not want to make a logo? What would it prove? Would it indicate that you are taking a stand against something that you believe is wrong? Isn’t a more effective way of doing that by living the way you want others to live?

I used to play Christian music around the house and my favorite sermons. I noticed over time that it offended my husband. He thought I was trying to push God into his life. I wasn’t. It was uplifting to me, but out of respect I put my headphones on. God saved me when I was as far away from Him as I could get. No amount of Christian music could have swayed me. It took an encounter with Christ to change me.

I used to wake up in the bed of strangers after drinking all night. I used to experiment with different drugs. I used to love myself more than anyone else. I was rebellious in every way. I was pleased to worship myself. I am so thankful to the Christians who kept baking me cakes, cooking me dinner, praying for me, showing me mercy and grace. Had they decided to ignore the example of Jesus I would have missed those reminders that God was present in the world, and pointers towards him.

In my sin Christ died for me.
When I cared less about Him He cared most about me.
Christ made wine for sinners. He knew the hearts of the people He helped. Do you really think everyone in that room had reached sinless perfection? Do you think they deserved His gift? He made wine and He died for sinners.

Can we do for others as He did? Can we demonstrate the gospel?

Matthew 22:37-40 “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments”.

Love your neighbor. Bake them a cake. Make them a logo. Let God deal with the rest.

Marcy Pedersen

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