Dear friends, do you think you’ll get anywhere in this if you learn all the right words but never do anything? Does merely talking about faith indicate that a person really has it? For instance, you come upon an old friend dressed in rags and half-starved and say, “Good morning, friend! Be clothed in Christ! Be filled with the Holy Spirit!” and walk off without providing so much as a coat or a cup of soup—where does that get you? Isn’t it obvious that God-talk without God-acts is outrageous nonsense?
James 2:14-17 (MSG)
Our August gathering was truly awesome! 17 ladies came together and shared stories from their life's journey. We laughed together. We ate together. And we cried together. As we close this year with our last event, I'm so so looking forward to all that shall unfold for ICU in 2017!
Now to our scripture focus..
After last year's Operation Christmas Child event, I just knew that a packing party would be worth repeating! The passage above really serves as food for thought as we reflect on what it means to serve those who don't have the luxuries we experience on a daily basis.
I am challenged to examine how my actions have lined up with my lip service. I hope you are as well! Together we'll make a concrete effort to tangibly demonstrate serving others through Operation Christmas Child. Please check out the video below and email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to join us for our upcoming Lighthouse gathering on Saturday, November 5th at 5PM.
See you there!