Friday, December 17, 2010
Why we live here
2 Corinthians 2:14
" Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place. For we are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing."
I love that He is leading us in triumph...and using us to share His love to those people around us who are in the process of being saved. I think we have neighbors and co-workers who are in the process of being saved. And we are called to live our lives out according to the gospel of Jesus Christ. This is our Sudan...this is our Middle East....this is our China. Those who are in desperate need around us are starving and hurting just the same...in their souls. God wants to use a neighborhood Christmas Cookie Party just as much as He wants to use a Billy Graham Crusade to thousands of souls in need. Blessed are the man and woman...and blessed are the children...who can live out the gospel of Jesus Christ in the prosperous suburbs of Massachusettes. Who can look beyond their creature comforts and tables full of plenty, into the windows of a neighbor who has everything but our precious Jesus. Dear Savior, give us eyes to see and hearts willing to be bold for Your gospel. Let them see beyond the many material blessings you have poured out on our lives and into our souls, satisfied in Christ alone. And let them seek and find that, so we can be heavenly neighbors for all of eternity. Amen.
Posted by Jennipher at 6:12 AM