OPPORTUNITY TO IMPACT Print

In the wake of numerous storms, earthquakes, forest fires, and even cool weather in September, one's thoughts can't help but run along eschatological lines.  Are these events and others harbingers of an end racing toward us at unalterable speed, or could they just be challenges that we all face to present an opportunity for the redeemed to shine in an otherwise dark world?  Maybe they’re both!

Depending on your world view you may see these events in a much different way than your neighbor.  From the Christian’s perspective, we believe (or perhaps most of us do) that history is progressing toward a predetermined end – orchestrated by its Creator.  This belief creates within our culture or body a passionate sense of urgency to accomplish the divine task given to us in scripture.  (Could it be that was a key purpose of the prophecy from the outset?)

Here we are faced with the question of the hour . . .  Why?  If God is all powerful, why do these devastating events take place?

But seeing the massive response of our Lord’s loving body – we don't have to look far for answers.  Our question begins to move from why, to what and how?
— What can we do?  How can we make a difference?

The world suddenly shifts from horror to holy.  Jesus, in a myriad of ways, begins to showoff!  Countless Christ-followers (just like you) bent on bringing a flood of relief hurry to the scene.

Why?  Because of love!

“They will know you are my disciples by your love.”  John13:34,35

No matter the ultimate reason . . .  This is our opportunity to impact this world for Christ!

– Dale