Friday, April 3, 2015

Walking Towards Easter, Day Thirteen

John 20:21 Jesus said to them again, “Peace to you! As the Father has sent Me, I also send you.”

1 Peter 2:9 But you are the ones chosen by God, chosen for the high calling of priestly work, chosen to be a holy people, God’s instruments to do his work and speak out for him, to tell others of the night-and-day difference he made for you—from nothing to something, from rejected to accepted. (The Message)

Am I living sent? Jesus said, Go. Tell. Share these amazing events. Go. Share. Tell. Change the world. Because we can. Oh, we like to say I'm just one person. What can I do? But I can change the world for one person, for that person standing in front of me, living next door to me. For that single mom. That fatherless child. It is not complicated. It just takes time. It just requires me to share myself. It just requires me to live for someone other than me.

We are so good at making excuses. Truly, we have perfected the art of why it can't be done. For why else would we hunker down within the walls of our homes and our churches, our divided denominations? The instructions Jesus gave are simple. "Go" he said. Share what I have done for you. Love everyone. Help everyone. Live through the lens of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, self-control. Towards every person.

Am I living this? Do I know my neighbors' names? Or am I afraid and hunkered down? Am I sharing my life only with those who look and believe just like me?

Go! Because Jesus died a gruesome death for me. He rose in triumph for me. How can I ever allow the lazy, scared part of me to win over all I have been given in Jesus. It is for freedom that Jesus came and set me free. Let's set some more people free.



  1. Be the change you wish to see in the world! :) But you are so right it's easy for us to make excuses etc. God indeed calls us to go out into the world to share his messages of love, hope, grace, etc.

  2. Well said, Shawna! It's so easy to live for ourselves and forget that we should live for others. I find myself falling into that trap all the time. If we're not uncomfortable, we're probably just living for ourselves (we're good at creating a comfortable cocoon around ourselves).