Shouting from the Rooftops!

 

Shouting from the Rooftops!

 

I actually watched the Astros win the World Series. I am not a sports fan. As a matter of fact, my husband doesn’t watch sports either. But I got pulled in to the excitement and the anticipation of this great win for the team and for our city of Houston. And yes I am one of those that only watched the last two games!  I’m even thinking about getting a t-shirt. Would I stand in line all night waiting for a store to open to get one—no. That’s what many people did. They were so excited and couldn’t wait to get their shirts that it made me think, “Why aren’t people this excited about God?” Why don’t people stand in line waiting for the sanctuary doors to open? Now of course I’m not dissing the Astros…they worked hard to win that title. I’m proud of the team and our city needed an uplifting event after the horrors of Harvey. The Astros worked together to bring about this victory. Though I know one got the title of MVP, there would be no MVP without the rest of the team. As a church, we should see how every member of the team is necessary. Every member of the body of Christ is necessary and we all work together as a team to fulfill the mission of making disciples. We can’t all be preachers (can you imagine?)! However, we can do what we do to the best of our ability to make the team/church work for the good and glory of God. But somehow, somewhere along the way, many have lost their enthusiasm for team Jesus. Just like the enthusiasm for the Astros was contagious, our enthusiasm for Jesus can be too. I would have never watched the games if not for the desire to be a part of this thing that was happening. We want others to experience our enthusiasm for our faith so that they want to become a part of this Kingdom fulfillment that is happening. Matthew 10.27 reads, “What I tell you in the dark, speak in the daylight; what is whispered in your ear, proclaim from the roofs.” Have you been proclaiming from the rooftops or do others even know you’re a Christian?  Get excited about your faith. After all, what could be more exciting than salvation?
 
Blessings,
 
Rev. Deanna