Sometimes I work with a foreign exchange program. We may host and other times I am simply a support to students and families. This year I have been asked to once again lead a group of students and families for the coming school year.
I see so many opportunities to minister when it comes to this sort of thing. Often both students and families are unfamiliar with a faith of such love and compassion. They do not know that God is alive and active with every one of us who seek after Him.
One family I will be working with is the sweetest Muslim family. Their children are just darling. I always believe that God directs our steps and orders our path. This experience is no different.
This was also a powerful lesson for me. I have honestly always admired this faith for the dedication that is shown. Their kindness and hospitality.
From the moment I entered this home I was attended to as low I was an honored guest and not a stranger at all. It was a sincere concern and care for my well-being. And we had only just met.
It got me thinking how if we as Christians just walked out walk as deeply as they do and claimed it as personally as they do. What would I say if it looks like if we really lived it out with no abandon?
The Bible says we are in the world but we are not of the world. Yet so many of us has made ourselves so comfortable where we are. Inside of bringing the world alongside us the world is bringing us alongside it.
We had an evangelist visit some time ago who stood in our politics and proclaimed to us how clear I love you more and more of the world in our churches these days.
It was a call to arms. A call to live out purpose Jesus has for us. How vital it is for us to be fully armed, strong in the Lord that we can stand against any wicked thing that comes our way.
There is a way that is right. We are told to seek after those ancient paths. To live out our faith as Jesus did.
That needs to mean so much more to us. It needs to mean so much that we served and loved with no questions asked. With no regrets. All for Jesus..
I see so many who are lost, the light of the world is not in them and yet they do all they do joyfully.
When is Muslim mama said to me, “I can see you are tired please sit down and let me get you a drink of water;” I thought of all the times I have been at another’s house or one has been at my home, while we may have offered one another a drink, it was not such a deep recognition of our state.
So I pray to be able to see others as this woman saw me. To be sensitive to their knees and joyously minister to them.
As the church body is just not what we are supposed to do? Why not we? Let our love be a love in action!