Sunday, May 23, 2010

A Global Strategy

Thank you, Lord, for this day...for it’s rich blessings and for your presence in its difficulties.

We’re told in 2nd Chronicles 16:9…
For the eyes of the LORD range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him.

And it’s plainly said in Acts 4:12 of Jesus Christ…
Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.

All of which brings me to the topic of globalization, not the present-day trend, but the global strategy you commenced 2000 years ago.

It is called “the blood of the new covenant.”

Not a very catchy phrase, but deeply profound nonetheless. Forgiveness, unconditional love, service, humility, mutuality, justice. Compelling product attributes that satisfy the cravings of humanity.

How strange…
That Jesus’ contemporaries missed the product launch. Hard hearts, culture and politics got in their way.

How disappointing…
That we’re no different.

Use me, Lord,
To promote your brand strategy.
To act locally, to pray globally,
For the coming of your Kingdom,
On earth as it is in Heaven.

In the name of the one who shed his blood
To establish the New Covenant,
Our Savior, Jesus Christ, Amen.