Froufrou, Frills, and Fluff
by Randy Chambers, 2015-04-28
Hebrews 4:12, NIV: For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.
There is no need for flowery words, or fancy turn of phraseŚno recourse for discourse or lengthy dissertations spouted by silver-tongued oratorsŚno call for persuasive pulpiteers who opine in poignant prose. We do not need to find new ways to entertain and woo the masses who might otherwise not attend a worship service. It is not necessary to enhance or window dress the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It is such a message that needs no extra trappings. It is in itself enough to draw the troubled heart, and broken, contrite souls to He who mends and heals and brings lasting peace. The gospel of Christ stands well on its own. Ours is not to dress it up so as to make it more appealing or more palatable (God forbid). Ours is simply to lift it up, and let Christ use it to draw the needful souls unto Himself. The Word of God is powerful. Let us not diminish that power by drowning it within a sea of froufrou, frills and fluff.