His Hands and Feet
Hands and Feet
What does it mean to be His hands and feet? It may mean different things to different people. Being His hands and feet can vary from culture to culture and ethnic background to ethnic background. Personally to me it means to take the Church outside the four walls. A lot of times we tend to keep Jesus inside the Church and ignore what happens within our communities, or our neighborhoods. Isaiah 61:1 says "The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners."
This past weekend Amy and I served with LifeChurch.tv NW campus, Cherokee Hills Church, Spero Project and Tulakes Elementary school. At Tulakes about 90% of the children are living in poverty and often lacking adult role models because their parents are working, sometimes multiple jobs, trying to support their kids. As you can see the need for love and support is huge. We went to Tulakes Elementary with a mission to show Jesus to every one we come in contact with. Showing Jesus on Saturday came in the form of face painting, playing with the children on moon walks, cooking lunch for the families, and even passing out groceries.
Truth Versus Fiction
America is known as a country that practices Christianity. In fact, statistics show that more than 95% of Americans when asked what religion they are, have checked the box "Christian". Some of us Christians even check "Christian" on social media sites such as facebook. It's sad to say that not all 95% of these Americans know what it truly means to be the hands and feet of Jesus. It's very easy to claim Christianity because it is our societies acceptable religion. Maybe you and I have claimed to be Christians for a while, so how do we represent Christ? Is it all about simply stating our religious preference? Does that make a difference? When people watch us, do they SEE Jesus through us. Would they confirm you and I as a Christian through our actions? Would they confirm you and I as Christian through our loving kindness? Checking "Yes" on a box does not make you a Christian, and neither would it make you to be the hands and feet of Jesus...
What are you doing to be the hands and feet of Jesus right now? When it comes to claiming Christianity... would your peers or a stranger passing by claim that you are a Christian because you portray Him?
Posted on Tue, August 21, 2012
by Vinod Samuel filed under