I was reading in our church devotional this morning about the life and death of William Borden. William was a young Yale graduate and the heir to the Borden family fortune. He forfeited it all to move to Egypt as a missionary. After only four months there, he became ill and died. If you travel to Cairo today and search diligently, you can find his grave. The inscription on his tombstone concludes with a summary of the seemingly “crazy” choice he made: Apart from faith in Christ, there is no explanation for such a life.
The choices that William Borden made with his life make no sense if you are not a follower of Jesus. In fact, many Christians find it challenging to understand such choices.
I want to live that kind of life. I want to be part of a church that lives that kind of life. Filled with generosity. Grace that defies worldly wisdom. Authenticity that captivates those around us. Love that shatters boundaries. Sacrifice that shifts the world both now and forever.
Apart from faith in Christ, there is no explanation for such a life. Apart from faith in Christ, there is no explanation for such a church.