Proclaim His Glory
One of our house helper went back to her hometown in Cebu for a vacation earlier and I had the opportunity to drive her to the airport. On the way we had a great conversation about her family back in Cebu. She told me things her family tells her every time she goes back home-things like:
“You’re skin became so fair”
“You don’t look like someone from the province anymore”
“You look rich already”
“You’ve changed a lot”
“You now look like a lady from the city”
and other stuffs similar to this.
It’s obvious how she enjoys telling me stories and how she was really looking forward to coming home. I, on the other hand, was having a great time listening to her. I even try imagining how her family would react after seeing her considering the fact that she is wearing something very ‘fashonista-ish’. I also wonder whether the people from her province would thought Manila is her origin.
Brothers and sisters, being a Christian, it is also our calling to wear something that would describe our true origin-that is, the image of Christ.
2Corinthians 4:6 states:
“God who said, Let the light shine out of darkness, has also made the light shine in our hearts to radiate and to make known the Glory of God, as it shines in the face of Christ.”
We are created to wear the image of Christ. We are made to glorify God thru our actions. We are destined to be people of God. We are destined to proclaims the Lord in the simplest way possible-may that be simply smiling at your school/office janitor, giving alms, etc.
A part of my prayer for supplication every morning goes like this…
“Lord bless me that I may be able to proclaim your truth. That I may be able to bless people around me from the simplest to the extreme way possible. Send your Holy Spirit that every people may hear you from what I will say, see you from how I will act, and feel Your Love as I continue to be Your servant.”
I pray for this not to be stereotypical but because I’ve experience the fulfillment of wearing the image of Christ. You see, since we are created to do this stuff, being able to do so allows us to feel this sense of achievement, fulfillment, success, whatever it can be called. And we will not be able to get enough of it.
Other people may call it as being nice, but as long as God is the center of our actions, I call it proclaiming the glory God deserves. Does your righteousness reflect the loving mercy of God? Does it help people see and walk in the light of God?
Brothers and sisters, I invite you to proclaim God’s glory and bless many people by wearing the image of Christ. Then, together let’s feel that sense of joy God prepared for us.
Be what we are created to be!
I pray for you all