Monday, August 8, 2011


I know a few people that like to be exposed to the sun. At any moment during the spring/summer they will be outside with little covering soaking in the rays. It seems that a depression will set in if it is a cloudy day. They love the sun! And you can see it. Their skin reflects their soaking rituals. You cannot be exposed to the power of the sun without being effected. (truth, I have a few friends that burn really easy and just a little exposer will leave them red and tender)
The real truth is there is very little that we expose ourselves to that don’t affect us. From media to relationships to A/C (yes air condition, if you live in the south you understand the great effect of cold air) to love to hate we are affected by it all. Take love for example, a person that has been exposed to love will reflect the results of that love. The reason kids hate is that they have been exposed to hate.
So I guess the right question would be what are you being exposed to?
In the Bible there is a story of a man named Nicodemus that was exposed to Jesus (John chapter 3). At first he wasn’t sure how to take this new rabbi. He had more questions than answers. He knew Jesus was a good teacher but not sure where to go from there. He was exposed to something that affected him.
We don’t know much about Nic, but this initial exposer sparked something in him. You can read in John chapter 7 where Nic came to the defense of Jesus. This was a risky move, but he couldn’t help it- he was exposed.   Then in John chapter 19 you can read about the death of Jesus and guess who is right there with myrrh and aloes (about a 100 lbs worth) good old Nic. His exposer to Jesus is now reflected in his love and admiration for Jesus. You can see that the more Nic was exposed the more he was affected.
So again what are you being exposed to?       

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