Day of Transformation
Easter is not the end of the story of Jesus but a new beginning for believers. After Easter Jesus appeared to His disciples and then turned His mission over to us, the Church. In essence, His job became our job. He promised His power to work through us.
How are we doing with that? In some parts of the world, particularly where it is persecuted, the Church is changing lives and communities. Ironically, in safer places, the Church is in decline. A growing church requires some risk on the part of its people. It asks not only for our time and material support, but also for a deep commitment to teach and demonstrate Jesus’ radical call for a new life in Him.
The church in our country is in decline. Part of this, I believe, is that we tend to see the church as a cozy place to escape the world’s problems. Jesus created our faith communities to be base camps for reaching out to those in need and those who don’t know Him. The problem areas are where we are needed.
Are we settling for being a community of comfort instead of becoming world changers? Think of this: Jesus said that just two or three of us is all it takes for transformation. Your prayers and commitment, along with just a handful of people, can transform lives.
Matthew 16:19 I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.”