Why do we seem to have the same mission but so much diversity?
We are called to be loved and to give love.
In order to give love, we have to be willing to act on the love that we are receiving from God and from others. To act… To do…
It is so much easier to say, “Well, there are so many others more qualified than me to do this.”
Often times we find it easier to say our excuses rather than simply say, “Yes.”
To say yes is to be the example of Jesus; to be willing to get down into the mess and chaos and be the light of the Father and to love boldly.
We are called to look after the orphans and the widows of this world. To love.
We’re called to love the people of this world the same way that Jesus did.
Jesus came down to earth. He was perfect and flawless, and He came down to this mess. He came into the sin and filth of this world, yet still remained perfect and without sin. He entered our mess and met us where we were at.
He continues to meet us where we are at, no matter how deep we are in the mess. He comes.
His love. He meets us right where we are and says, “My child, do you trust Me? Take hold of my hand and I will lift you up. I will help you.”
If we are to be the very example of Christ, we must be willing to say yes to wherever it is that God is calling us… Even if our yes means meeting people in their mess and walking with them through it.
We all have a mess… But with Christ, our mess becomes a message; a message of hope to the world around us. We are the light in the dark places. We have hope in the middle of our messes and are called to give that same hope to those around us.
To look after the orphans.
To look after the widows.
To love those who are alone.
To care for the lost.
We are the light. Do we dare to say yes? Yes, Lord. I want to go where you lead; even if it means getting into the mess and holding someone’s hand and showing them the hope that you give. It’s not going to be easy, but what in this world really is?
To say yes will take you on a beautiful, hard and crazy amazing journey, but it’s so worth it. God walks beside you and is holding your hand. He is walking with you through the mess and saying, “My child, just trust me. There are greater things ahead, but look at what I’m doing now? Look at how far I have brought you. Look at the light around you. I love you.”
What is God calling you to say yes to right now? Will you be bold and courageous enough to say, “Yes.” ?