1 When the Lord restored the fortunes of Zion, we were like those who dreamed.
2 Our mouths were filled with laughter, our tongues with songs of joy.
Then it was said among the nations, “The Lord has done great things for them.”
3 The Lord has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy. Psalm 126:1-3
One of the interesting tasks of a Believer is to make God’s name known throughout the world. It’s interesting because often the “world” doesn’t want to hear about God.
When the church grows as it has throughout parts of Asia, Africa, and South America, it’s hard to ignore what’s going on. We don’t hear about it in the United States because the American media doesn’t care about it unless there’s massive death and destruction surrounding it. Hundreds of thousands of live are being radically transformed but it is not enough for the press because it puts Christianity in a favorable light. I’m not sure why that’s a bad thing.
Even as the press ignores the movement, those living nearby are experiencing it first hand. They know the truth. They know what one person was a few days ago but is now someone completely different.
Even some in Saudi Arabia have hired foreign Christians as house help because these Believers have a great reputation for being honest and trustworthy. So while the Gospel is restricted in places like Mecca and Median in Saudi Arabia, the Arabs are literally begging for Christians to come work for them.
That’s the power of a changed life.
God has done a great work in each of us. The longer we are Christians the more we forget this basic fact.
Rejoice in your changed life.
Rejoice that your names are written in the Book of Life.
Rejoice that His name is being talked about around the world and in the most unlikely places.