Wednesday, August 17, 2011


Yes, I am the gate. Those who come in through me will be saved. They will come and go freely and will find good pastures. ~ John 10:9

Captain Pickard of the Starship Enterprise leads his crew on a mission to explore the universe.  Each time a new course is plotted, he says, "engage."  It's similar to the mission Jesus gives us, to enter the gate and find good pastures.

What does it mean to be engaged? defines engage as "occupy oneself; engross."  Here are some synonyms...

absorb, allure, arrest, bewitch, busy, captivate, catch, charm, draw, embark on, employ, enamor, enchant, enter into, enthrall, fascinate, give a try, give a whirl, go for broke, go in for, go out for, grip, have a fling at, have a go at, have a shot at, imbue, immerse, interest, involve, join, keep busy, monopolize, partake, participate, pitch in, practice, pre-engage, preoccupy, set about, soak, tackle, take part, tie up, try on for size, undertake.

You have a choice today to engage or to remain outside the gate, away from the good pastures.  The opposite of engage is decline, refuse, reject or shun.  Captain Pickard never really knew what to expect each time he and his crew engaged.  I trust Jesus when He says those who come in through Him will be saved.  Are you ready to engage?


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