What We Were Made To Do
Spring break in Italy! Walking the streets where Paul walked. Soaking in the gospel of Christ where Peter breathed his last breath. What a week! If you ask, we can show you pictures of the beautiful art, describe the sweet gelato, or tell stories of three crazy tourists from America.
Yet, the words of scripture continued to ring in my ears throughout the week. “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.” Psalm 19:1. The majesty and glory of the Lord is proclaimed around us each day. He reveals Himself to us through His love and mercy. He covers us with His grace and righteousness. And He has chosen us -- you, me, and all that walk this earth. “What is man that you are mindful of him, or the son of man that you care for him?” Psalm 144:3.
My dear church family, with the truth and hope of the gospel so vibrant and alive, how is it that I can so easily speak of art, gelato, and trips... yet, I struggle to tell others about the maker of heaven and earth? Unfortunately, I know the answer. I choose not to. I choose what is easy and earthly instead of choosing to do the very thing that God made me to do, tell about Him.
However, today is a new day. Easter is soon upon us! And today, I can obey, proclaiming His work and telling of all He has done for me!
And I ask you, friends, to hold me accountable.
In the days ahead, you can certainly ask me about Italy. Yet encourage me in the areas of most importance. Ask me who I am discipling to know Christ. Allow me to pray with you in areas where you are maturing as a follower of Jesus. Go out with me into our community to proclaim the work of His hands. After all, this is what we were made to do!
I love being part of the body of Christ with you. - Caroline