Friday, April 1, 2011

Churches Helping Churches

I spent the better part of the nine days in Sendai sitting in front of a computer developing a website to connect churches in need with organizations providing relief. Though my work has already been passed to a Japanese agency to manage going forward, I lamented the fact that I didn't spend more time 'on the ground' helping people. I was pleasantly surprised, as I watched the video above with all the people we spent a lot of time together from Churches Helping Churches and the CRASH Japan team, to see myself ... away from the computer. I'm reminded of 1 Corinthians 12:27 "Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it."
It is my desire to use the gifts that God has given me to bring glory to Him, but I mustn't nitpick how God uses me. It would be prideful to think otherwise and I ask God to forgive my selfish ambition wanting to have a more visible role to play. Please pray that, as people bring relief to Japan, there would be no selfish motivation behind it and that they would serve God with a clear conscience.
[watch video on YouTube]