We as Christians are wearing trifocals. They may not be in style this year, but they give us eyes to see three distinct groups of people in the world we live in.
There are those who may have never heard the gospel. We bring good news of life in Jesus Christ to them. This is something we do every day. We are thoroughly equipped for this good work by the word of God and by his own Spirit. We proclaim the gospel wherever we go.
There are those who have heard the good news and maybe even said a prayer asking for the salvation of the Lord, but they have not responded to this great gift of grace. They live for themselves and apart from the Body of Christ. This is where our mission is to connect the disconnected. We help them come to live in a family of faith and we help disciple them.
And there are those of us who have received the gift of grace and respond by giving our entire lives back to God—whatever he desires from us. We are a living sacrifice. We are disciples of our Lord Jesus Christ. We are the Body of Christ. We love each other more than the world can imagine. People on the outside looking in should desire what we have over what the world offers. We are the tightest family on the planet; yet we are always ready to welcome another brother or sister in Christ.
Yep, trifocals give us eyes to see in this post modern world.