Yesterday, during my morning devotions, I read this in Ephesians 3, “Through Christians like yourselves gathered in churches, this extraordinary plan of God is becoming known [that no matter where we come from, we all have access to the same promises in Christ Jesus] and talked about even among the angels!” When I read that I thought of each of you leaders. When we gather and share Christ’s love with each person that walks into the doors of our churches, the people we interact with daily at work, the people who join us in our connect group, or serves with us on a ministry team, we are making God’s plan known on earth and in heaven! What a beautiful picture of what we get to do with and for God week in and week out.
The Church is God’s gift to the world, for it is the incarnational presence of Jesus on earth today. Together, as each of us shines out the God colors within us, we get to represent God to this generation and to help people find the hope, healing and eternal home they are searching for.
This week, I pray that God will strengthen you, encourage you and fill you with the peace that surpasses all understanding. Thank you, beautiful, for all you do for God’s Kingdom!