If you haven’t gotten a chance to see Dominique McKay’s February 1, 2009 article in the Liberty Journal entitled “Serving the Community,” read it then tell Dominique that you appreciate it:
Have you ever heard this song? The first time I heard it was at the conclusion of Lynchburg’s 50 Days of Unbroken Prayer where churches all came together to keep a cycle of prayer for 50 days, obviously. Do you realize the significance of that? Churches, together! Ironic that I’m excited about this? Yes, but this city is a bit different. With a unity mentality God becomes unleashed in His people. No more eyes telling fingers they can’t and ankles telling livers that they’re not useful. The body combined can be unleashed!
This is the prototypical song choice of any current urban ministry. “Greater things are yet to come, greater things are still to be done.”
This is the cry of a holy unrested people. There is always hope that our God will come through in greater strength and with greater peace than ever before. But, remember that Jesus’ strength and peace looks a little different than we may expect.
Although it has the aroma of a stereotypical medium, this song beats at the hearts of CampusSERVE volunteers. We carry it often as our banner because there really is “no one like our God.” In that we take a unique role as the family and body of Christ operating and engaging within the Kingdom of God.
Jesus had a vision for His city, wherever it happened to be that day. This is our city and our choice is to respond or ignore to the cries of its people.
Two weeks down. Or, you could say that there are eleven weeks to go. This semester has already turned out to be one of the most spiritually involved yet.
Hundreds of students are finding out that Lynchburg is their city.
They’ve decided that a year of school is not complete if they only take from the city and don’t give.
They’re looking at themselves and knowing that they have what it takes to make a significant impact.
This year has been different, and different has been good.
May we all pay careful attention to what we can do to see this city the way that Jesus saw his city.
Matthew 14:14, “When he went ashore he saw a great crowd, and he had compassion on them and healed their sick.”
Mark 6:34, “When he went ashore he saw a great crowd, and he had compassion on them, becuase they were like sheep without a shepherd. And he began to teach them many things.”
CampusSERVE will meet every Saturday @ 10:00AM in DeMoss 1114.