As I am writing this blog, I’ve just stopped watching a major network evening news show. As has been a more frequent occurrence, I had to turn off the TV prior to its conclusion. I find myself becoming more and more overwhelmed with a feeling of despair about the world around me. Perhaps others of you share some of the emotions; anger, sadness, helplessness and hopelessness that I seem to migrate through every time I watch or hear of the latest news events. I thank God that my hope is in the Lord. I often wonder how do people that don’t know Jesus, withstand the assault of this world? Then I wonder what can I do?
I am reminded of a popular Christian song I’ve heard countless times on the radio titled “Do Something” by Matthew West. I encourage you to search the lyrics if you have the opportunity. I find the words quite motivating to do something to better this world. Here’s my problem. I’m not sure what to do exactly. I do know that if more people knew Jesus, the world would be a better place. I also know that Hope Church’s mission is to create a crossover community, moved by Jesus, toward one another. This is a mission and purpose I can believe in; introducing more people to Jesus.
I was recently reminded by Pastor KC’s sermon that I am a steward of God’s creation and I am accountable for the proper management of the blessings provided to me; including the resources, talents and relationships he puts into my life. It overwhelms me to think about making a difference on my own. I know I need Jesus and I need a community of believers to come alongside with their time, talents, and financial resources to bring more people to Christ.
I am thankful to be a member of a church with active, thriving ministries that can join my resources with others to “Do Something” and make a difference in this world. My prayer is that, as a steward of God’s creation, you’ll join with me to provide Hope Church with the necessary resources to make a difference this coming year towards creating an ever larger crossover community of Jesus followers, and to make this world a better place. May God bless us one and all.
by Hope member Greg Dorenkamp