It’s the first of the month, and that’s when we focus on the character and work of Jesus.
If you had a chance to read the “About Me” section, you know that I enjoy the art of expression. I also enjoy hearing poetry spoken into my ears. Therefore, I was refreshed when a dear friend introduced me to Blair Wingo, the official poet for the “Passion for Christ Movement,” through a YouTube video.
Blair is a spoken word poet. I guess spoken word finds its foundation somewhere between poetry and rap. What I love about spoken word poets is that they are often social activists. They see problems in the world. They are honest about their causes. They offer solutions. They command you to respond, and if you don’t – they will call you out. The bottom line is that spoken word poets are normally non-passive people; they are very passionate about their messages.
Miss Blair is passionate about Jesus Christ. As I reflect on today’s post, I think about those who profess to know him, and our earnest need to labor among those who do not yet know him.
Blair speaks to the focus of Christ’s work: The Mission of Reconciliation. Christ loves us, and therefore, he gave his life to die for us so that we can be reconnected to God in the manner that God originally intended. When we understand and accept this truth, we agree to no longer live our lives motivated by selfish ambitions (which got human beings into this mess in the first place). By accepting Christ, we choose to live for him. Because of Christ, we (who love him) have been made new people. The old sinful nature that we were born into is no more, and we can rejoice in the newest of a life with him.
We have the ability to not sin, to not live defeated, restless, and guilty lives. As new people, we should live as Christ Ambassadors to the rest of the lost world. When others see us, they should see a difference in our lives and the love of Jesus that is in our hearts, and we should not take this responsibility lightly. Reference 2 Corinthians 5: 15-20
How is this introduction?
© Natasha S. Robinson 2011
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