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The other day I saw a news story about the recent shooting in Dayton. Sunday night a vigil was held in honor of the victims. When the Governor of Ohio got up to say a few words the crowd starting chanting “Do Something”…
Although that statement was made to make a political point that is NOT where I intend to go with this post! Rather, seeing that story reminded me of a song and a simple message…
A few years ago Matthew West released a song simply titled “Do Something”. The song talks about how he woke up one day and wondered how the world got to be so bad. He then realizes that he could do something about it! And you know what? So can we!!
“God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another. Do you have the gift of speaking? Then speak as though God himself were speaking through you. Do you have the gift of helping others? Do it with all the strength that God supplies. Then everything you do will bring glory to God through Jesus Christ. All glory and power to him forever and ever. Amen.”
~1 Peter 4:10-11
Each of us have been given a gift. Something that we can do to spread the message of God’s love for us and bring glory to His name. Every one of these gifts is different just as each person is different.
We’re told in Matthew 5:14-16 that we are the light of the world. A city on a hill. Being a follower of Jesus is something we can’t hide and we shouldn’t want to. He may have turned the world upside down (Acts 17:6) but He did so simply by loving them and showing them grace and mercy (John 8:3-11, Mark 14:3-9).
The entire Bible can be summed up simply by saying “Love God. Love your neighbor.” (Mark 12:29-31). What are ways in your everyday life that you can “Do Something” with the gifts that God has given you to show the love of God to your neighbor and shine His light?
Until next time,