Wednesday, August 02, 2006
*This is my pastor preaching following immediately after a wedding. The couple wanted their unsaved family to hear the gospel.
This song called "If We Are the Body" by Casting Crowns really speaks to me. I first heard it when our church was showing all the missionary works our church and fellowships sent out. I love the focus that is there. I'm so happy that the money doesn't go towards a big massive, beautiful church building or hundreds of programs. Instead, the money goes towards sending new works into the nations of the earth or here in the states. Our church just sent another couple to Bombay, India. We've sent out others. Whether you are a missionary, a pastor, or a disciple of Christ, this song would touch you because that is where our hearts are. Not in how much money we can make, or the best clothes we can have, or the best house. The bible says "where your treasure is, there will your heart be also". This song spoke to me because sometimes it's not good enough to just sit back and hope to be a light to others. I am so happy that someone came to my husband's door before we met and shared with him God's love and of the need to repent. He gave his life to Christ and a little later we met. I would've only married someone who loves Christ so what would've happened if no one came to his door? I wouldn't have this sweet family. :)When Jesus was leaving his disciples, he said "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature". Not just to hope that people know you're a Christian. Tell everyone about Jesus! Your coworkers, your spouse, your family, your friends, strangers, anyone! Whether you're on the phone, standing in line at the store, or anywhere. Jesus loves them and they need to know too. :)
Written by Virginia R. at 4:00 PM