I love early morning runs though my hometown. There’s a peacefulness to our city in the early hours of the day…birds chirping in the park, freshly–swept storefronts and a stately old water tower that keeps watch over the quiet streets.
And there’s the signs. Signs announcing daily meal specials, special promotions and church announcements. These displays tell a silent, visual story of the activities of our community.
My favorite sign is just across from the main intersection of downtown…near the post office. It’s a weathered “30 minute parking” sign. I like it because it’s just high enough for me to give it a gentle “slap” as I run past. It’s also a reminder that I’m just over a 1/2 mile away from our house.
30 minute parking. Just enough time for us to stop, run an errand and then move on. It’s telling us to not delay…to keep moving.
We must work the works of him who sent me while it is day; night is coming, when no one can work. John 9:4
Our lives as Christians are meant to be active. We are to constantly learn, act and serve.
Besides this you know the time, that the hour has come for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed. Romans 13:11
Jesus was the model for action. He was constantly moving. Seeking. Serving. It’s what we are supposed to do too.
I am inclined to fill my calendar with work, family activities and hobbies. Personal evangelism takes a back seat to other pursuits.
I need to keep moving, start serving and connect with others on a spiritual level.
This week I pray for courage to be more bold in communicating the love of Christ to others. I want to be a worker for the Lord.
And please let me know how I may pray for you.