We have always sat near the front of the church, on the left, because from the time she was a pre-schooler, Sara wanted to be near the praise band. We all love being close enough to see the expressions of love and joy on the faces of the vocalists and musicians. They use their talents to move and lift us all, and they do it purely to give glory to God. I told Tom Gerhold recently, “Watching the praise team is seeing the Gospel in motion.”
Likewise, our Cathedral Choir fills our hearts with joy. Though their number is deceptively small, their sound is grand and mighty, and the sanctuary resounds with their love and praise. They, too, are the Gospel in motion.
So what about the rest of us? How do we become the Gospel in motion? How do we fulfill God’s desire that we be His feet, hands, and heart in this world?
Take a quiet moment to discuss this with God. Let Him remind you of the talents He has given you, and let the Holy Spirit inspire you as to how you might use them. And then come this afternoon at 1 pm to the marvelous event Jeri Kacena has planned. You will meet people from a wide variety of charities and learn how you can change our city, and our world, by working with them. If you’re a Thrivent member, you can learn how to get seed money from Thrivent to begin your own special project. (And if you’re not a member, you can find out why you should be one.)
Jesus asks only two things of us: To love God and to love one another. Let our actions proclaim our faith. Let us serve Him with joy. Let us become the Gospel in motion, embracing each other and lifting each other up in His Name.
“Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to them, ‘Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,’ but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead. But someone will say, ‘You have faith; I have deeds.’ Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by my deeds.”