Monday, February 16, 2009

Celebrate on the streets of heaven

A friend sent me this picture after the Pittsburgh Steelers won the Super Bowl on February 1st. It is cool. As I was looking at it a thought occurred to me about the effect we have as Christians on the cities where we live. Wouldn't it be cool if the image of Christ was etched on the buildings and the landscape of our communities? Wouldn't it be neat if our influence for Christ could be seen by all who were passing by? Wouldn't it be cool if after we did something for our neighbors; like reaching out to feed the hungry at the soup kitchen; or putting together a drive to provide shelter for the homeless; and it made such an impact that the whole city had a parade to honor the love we have "for the least of these."

I think Jesus wants us to go ahead and do it even if we are never recognized. The truth is that even if we don't see the fruit of our labor on earth, the Scriptures tell us that they will be celebrating in heaven. So just do it!


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