Every year, spring break seems to be a mile marker for the year. It also gives a deeper perspective of the great work of our Creator. Sometimes, the NWA lifestyle seems to suck everyone into its world and what we experience of our worship of God seems to be wrapped up into the standard NWA lifestyle. The reason that Spring Break Missions is a key mile marker for myself is because it allows me to leave my everyday life as I know it and see another culture. The God that I love and serve here is also the same God over the hurting urban communities of Memphis, or free-minded people of Portland, and even over the povished people of La Limonada, Guatemala. Acts 1:8 says “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth." This passage is a great reminder that we are to be a witness…a Christ follower…to our Jerusalem (NWA)…Judea (Memphis)…Samaria (Portland)…and to the ends of the earth (Guatemala). I so many times feel like a short term mission trip is needed to keep me reminded of the work that still needs to be done here in NWA. My question to myself since I have been back is, “Am I looking EVERYDAY at opportunity to be the hands and feet of Jesus to the people around me?” I wonder how many times throughout the day that I am faced with a person to reach out to, but because of my business, lack of confidence, or just laziness, I choose to pass on by. I am reminded by this passage in Acts that I am commanded to be a committed Christ follower in all ways so that His name would be known. Will you join in this truth?
Saved by His grace,