Wednesday, January 5, 2011

God's Instruments

Christmas season has come to an end. The celebration is over. The decorations are now being put into storage waiting the next time of celebration. This week as I was putting away the nativity scene, carefully tucking Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus back into their boxes, I thought how often in our culture we celebrate Jesus just during Christian holidays. We make a point to be at church for Christmas services and again at Easter. Most of the time, we simply put Jesus in a box until we are in need of Him. My heart ached as I wondered how often I do exactly that.

We are in a sense to celebrate the birth, death and resurrection of Christ every day. And certainly every day we are to celebrate what He has done in our lives. We must keep the celebration alive in our hearts. To do that means we must pray, praise and read His word. When we have been in His presences it will be hard not to follow the instructions of Peter.

“the ones chosen by God, chosen for the high calling of priestly work, chosen to be a holy people, God’s instruments to do his work and speak out for him, to tell others of the night-and-day difference he made for you . . .” (1 Peter 2:9 MSG).

Peter isn’t saying we are all called to a pulpit ministry or any type of ministry other than telling the good news of what Christ has done in our lives.  We celebrate Jesus when we tell others “what He has done for me, He will do for you.”  

Word-Filled Wednesday


  1. Such a good post! I was raised in a church where people thought 'full-time Christian service' meant being a missionary to a foreign land or being a preacher. All believers ARE in full-time Christian service to our King. We just need to remember that.

  2. May each of us remember not to pack Jesus away in a box only to bring Him out for Christmas or Easter.

    Thanks for this post and Happy Word-filled Wednesday!

    Joy & Blessings,

  3. well said Linda, you're right everyday is a celebration of Christ birth, death and resurrection. I love what you said "We celebrate Jesus when we share or tell others what He has done to us" that's our ultimate ministry to share His love for others. Thank you for sharing this wonderful post.

  4. What a great reminder that no matter what ministry we are called to, the ministry we share with every Christian is to spread the Word and share the Good News of Christ with everyone we meet. Beautiful Post!!!


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