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Polar Opposites

Wes Wick

Polar opposites.

The more we dig into Scripture, the more we see the value of connecting polar opposites.

·      Jesus said that it was the sick needing a touch from the Great Physician.

·      The rich young ruler was asked to give his riches to the poor.

·      The free are instructed to visit the imprisoned.

·      By Jesus’ example Christians are encouraged to hang out with sinners. Light needs to go into dark places.

We are also struck by how much we benefit from these connections. It’s not just a one-way proposition.

When the disciples tried to shove the kids away, Jesus didn’t start talking about how much the kids needed the disciples’ wisdom in their lives. He talked about how much they needed to become like children.

One of the hallmarks of YES! is our passion to see generations connect in more meaningful ways. Younger and older, polar opposites, moving from avoidance or dutiful tolerance to hearts that deliberately engage and love those at the opposite end of the age spectrum.

That’s one of our prayers as we finish this eighth year of YES! We thank you for your engagement in living a life intent on pleasing Him---as we continue this journey together.

May we finish 2015 well and look for opportunities to touch those far different from us.

And may the One who left the security of heaven and took on mortal flesh inspire all of us to reach outside ourselves.

And may the One who left the security of heaven and took on mortal flesh inspire all of us to reach outside ourselves.

Merry Christmas!