“So, you should come and visit our church! We would love to see you!”
“Ok!” my friend grinned. “But I’m a CEO!”
“So you’re too busy with your work to come for just one Sunday?”
“I’m a CEO,” he repeated. “Christmas and Easter Only!”
“Got it!” We both smiled as I nodded my head.
I know many CEO’s who are like my friend. While I do not know whether they are true believers in Jesus Christ, many of them do view Christianity as a cultural tradition. The church is a place to visit on Christmas and Easter, to those events, one could add weddings and funerals. To attend a Christian church on these days does not make a person a Christian, any more than growing up in a Christian household, attending a Christian school, or singing hymns and Christian songs. Not even reading the Bible or praying makes one a Christian.
There is only one way to become a Christian, to confess and repent of your sins and call upon Jesus Christ to be your Lord and Savior. Christianity is a personal relationship with the living God.
For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.
Romans 10:13 (ESV)
I am thankful my friend and many others attend church on Christmas and Easter. It is a great start and the messages that are preached on these two days usually present the Good News of Jesus Christ. I pray that God will continue to place all CEO’s in the pathway of His grace so that they will come to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
Love and trust the Lord; seek His will in your life.