“But others in the crowd ridiculed them, saying, ‘They’re just drunk, that’s all!'”– Act 2:13 NLT
I’m happy to say that while Jesus can make you spiritually healthy in every wonderful way, He has no ambition to make you normal.
How often do we want our faith in Jesus Christ to seem more palatable to others? We desperately long to be completely normal, socially accepted, and free from the critique of others. Yet Jesus simply never gave us this option. Our Lord said:
“If the world hates you, remember that it hated me first. 19 The world would love you as one of its own if you belonged to it, but you are no longer part of the world. I chose you to come out of the world, so it hates you.” – John 15:18-19 NLT
Jesus has chosen us to “come out of the world” to be separated unto God. We are now a pilgrim people and serving as Christ’s ambassadors with God Himself making His appeal through us (See 2 Corinthians 5:20)! In light of all of this, we will not always seem “normal” to others, right?