We had a great Easter weekend this past weekend. On Friday night we attended a free Good Friday celebration at the Long Center here in Austin. It was called “For The City” and 5 churches (including ours) put it together. It included the worship bands from each of the churches along with the pastors. The evening included a lot of great inspiring music and 4 shortened, but still powerful, sermons. The main theme was that we need to be good examples of Christians in our city and to serve others. We need to be different for Christ and do all things for the glory of God.
We were reminded of what Jesus did for us on the cross and that we need to be living our lives for him, not for the world. We, as Christians, need to be loving and kind to those around us. We need to reach out and help as many people as we can. We need to be the light in a dark world.
The only way we can do that is to allow Jesus to live through us, and the only way that can happen is if we die to self. We must die the slow death to self to allow Jesus to take up full residence in our hearts and to live out his will through us.
What can I do today to be a light in this world? That should be the question I ask myself every morning when I wake up.