Let’s continue to shine for Jesus : The pandemic has certainly affected people world-wide, and the church is no exception. Some of our people have been stuck in Western Australia, waiting for the trans-Tasman bubble to reopen (which it now has). Others of us have friends and family in places like Fiji, which recorded 636 new cases in 24 hours as I was penning this page. Following the news these days can leave us anxious and self-protective.
However, Christ is calling us to live differently. We are called to be a light to the world. This week I met up with a leader of Black Power. He owned a take-away shop. My heart was moved at how he fed the children coming home from school. His prices were extremely low, and I watched him not charge those kids who were hungry but had no money. I was offered free tea and biscuits and had the most informative and interesting conversation. I left that place moved in my heart.
So rather than focussing on what we don’t have and hiding at home in our homes, let’s get out there and make a difference in our hurting world. Jesus said:
“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in Heaven.” Mt 5:14-16.