February

Today's Inspiration: It is written that there is no one righteous, not even one, there is no one who understand, no one who seeks God. Romans 3:10-11. We attained righteousness only from God through faith and belief in Jesus Christ. Verse 22.

To love righteousness is to make it grow. The mission of the church is not only to bring people to God but to take God to those who are wounded by the experiences of life, to touch those who are broken and to bring healing to those with damaged emotions.

Christ responded to those who had failed or sinned or had been failed by someone. What about us? How would we respond to such people? People whose behaviour are not Christlike, do we condemn them, ignore them or be the arm to embrace them, the hands of God to touch them with God's love or the heart of God to love them and bring truth to them? Is the Gospel for ourselves or to pass on message to the community? People always wonder what is in there for me when they come to church. Ask not what God can do for you but rather what you can do on behalf of God?

Pain can only be mitigated by the touch of Christ's love through someone. The touch of Christ's love brings one closer to God. What the people need are not miracles or signs and wonders or acquire more wealth but healing of the soul that brings them to where they should be. The greater miracle of all times is finding a new life in Christ.

Yesterday a family of a new convert found Christ because of an embrace, a touch of Christ's love and the Gospel truth of finding a new life with Jesus. So lost was this family that His compassion go beyond ourselves to silently hear their woes and to be the touch of Jesus that convince them Christ is the only way and He will bring them to the destination they desire. Pointing to their destiny is one thing but we must show them the way to reach there. Hence making a convert is one thing but we need to guide them through His truth to get to the destiny. We need to be a disciple-making church and encourage everyone to participate.

Be glad and rejoice for the harvest is here. Multitudes are in the valley of decision. Joel 3:14.