On Sunday the men of our church cooked a meal for the SERVE homeless shelter. I was surprised to see over 20 men there. After the meal was prepared we had to ask them to leave because the those at the shelter were a little intimidated by so many guests. What a turn out! praise God! We’re talking now to the shelter about helping refurbish some of the rooms.
The world is doing it’s best to paint the followers of Christ as angry, close minded, out of touch, mean, heartless, and hypocritical. In June of this year a Christian business man was arrested in Pakistan and in his possession were a gun, sword, night vision goggles, and a Bible. He said that he was in Pakistan to hunt down and kill Osama bin Laden. That story ran through the news for a week or so and was fodder for many jokes. They especially enjoyed tying together gun and sword with Bible and Christian.
When we take our love outside the walls of the church and let it shine, not to prove anything, but because we can’t hold it back, what a powerful testimony for the truth of the gospel! Our world today is more interested in seeing our deeds than in hearing us argue about creeds. So, let’s do both – hold fast to our ancient creeds while displaying the reality of it in our actions.