I refuse to be part of a generation whose week is a mundane pre-cursor to a weekend of wasteful, self-centred indulgence. Instead, the generation that I’m a part of is a generation whose selfish desires are eclipsed by selfless faith.
I refuse to be part of a generation where hope and assurance is found in fame, fortune and artificial appearances. Instead, my hope is found in Jesus Christ, the Saviour who died for love – whose life, whose love, and whose light will shine from me and destroy the darkness that surrounds my world.
I refuse to be part of a generation who stand idly by when there are thousands dying every day who needn’t be; millions suffering every day who shouldn’t be. I am part of a generation who will honour the name of Jesus with love and justice – not just when all eyes are on me, but when my actions are hidden from all prospect of recognition on this earth.
10 and if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry
and satisfy the needs of the oppressed,
then your light will rise in the darkness,
and your night will become like the noonday.
14“You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. 15Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.16In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.
It seems like ‘the light’ is everywhere, but it’s still warming up. I’m looking forward to a day where that light; our light shines so brightly from us that we can’t help but rescue the oppressed, the downtrodden, the broken, the tired. I’m ready for a life dedicated to something that outlasts it.
Our call is to love God AND love people. It isn’t an either / or option. How can we really worship God with all of our heart mind and strength if in the very same moment we’re neglecting the very people he gave his only Son for?!
“We will be your hands, we will be your feet, we will run this race for the least of these. In the darkest place, we will be your light.”
Joel Houston – “Solution”
“Be the change you want to see in the world”