One thing I ask from the Lord, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple.
God is beautiful in His everlasting love, righteousness and perfection.
However, the beauty of His perfect love is not always evident in this sin-sick world.
God’s people can make His beauty visible.
How, you might ask? Sometimes we can use something as simple as a shovel or rake to show His beauty.
How? Through a holy/common union.
We seldom consider how the most common things we do, such as gardening, can be made holy by dedicating them to the glory of God. Recently, a small army of seven people set out to be the hands and feet of Jesus in serving at Rahab House in Akron.
Rahab House offers a warm welcome to women in distress.
Rahab seeks to rescue women ensnared in human sex trafficking by showing them hope in Jesus Christ. At Rahab House, the most broken among us learn about that hope, and how Christ loves them beautifully and seeks to redeem their lives.
A rock in Rahab House's flower garden.
Rahab is a ministry of hope.
Grunts for God.
So, seven members and friends of Christ Community Chapel recently decided to help beautify the front of Rahab House. This was done via a gardening blitz. The mundane, grunt-work stuff like pulling weeds, turning soil, planting flowers and spreading mulch was done so that God’s inviting love would be more evident to the women served by Rahab Ministries. And, the project was drenched in prayers for the rescue and redemption of those women.
Going low and serving...
...with a beautiful result..
...that united friends, both old and new!
The common grunt-work, dedicated to God, became an act of worship.
What can you do?
Please prayerfully consider the common stuff you do, and how it might be dedicated to God.
For information on specific local serving opportunities, contact Barbara Ammirati of Christ Community Chapel’s Local Outreach team at: firstname.lastname@example.org . Whether you have a Community Group, or an ad-hoc small army, there may be a need that resonates with you!
For more information on Rahab Ministries, go to: http://www.rahab-ministries.org/ .