Constrained with Wi-Fi connections
Today, homes with Wi-Fi connection are places for work, home-school, home-medical care, recreation and worship. The Internet world brings many things, desirable and undesirable, into our homes. This kind of environment is very stressful for everyone.
Constrained mostly within our homes, we can follow Jesus. We can serve Christ in all that we do. There are varieties of service for Christ in our homes – production of work outcomes, supervision of children, care for the sick, study of the bible, prayers, worship and fellowship with fellow believers online and by phone.
Free to serve Christ
Christ, the Son of Man, has set an example for us. He humbled Himself to die on the Cross to set us free from the bondage of sin and give us eternal life freely.
We are set free from being slaves to Satan, from being servants of sin and evil desires. We are redeemed by the precious blood of Jesus Christ, so that we can be obedient bond slaves to our new Owner, and humble servants of our new Master, Jesus Christ.
“Teacher, I will follow you wherever you go.” And Jesus said to him, “Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head” (Mat 8:19-20).
Will you follow Him?
Serve Christ with gratitude
Let us serve Christ our Master with gratitude for His great redemption. Let us serve Christ motivated by God’s love. The Holy Spirit will richly fill our hearts with God’s “agape” love so that we serve those around us.
God the Father highly exalted Jesus Christ and seated Him at His right hand. At the end of your service for Christ on earth’s little while, God the Father will grant you imperishable crowns of righteousness, glory, rejoicing and life.
Today’s disciples cannot follow Jesus in His missionary journeys. He has sent the Comforter to be our Teacher. Open the bible for instructions. He who indwells you will equip you for every good work.
Thank God that we are constrained in our homes with Wi-Fi connections. We have food and shelter and peace. We can still serve Christ with gratitude.
Think of the many people and children who are marginalised, displaced without homes, and refugees without citizenship status. Many of them are despised and forsaken. Adults are jobless and children are not in school. Many are without food and shelter, in the midst of unrest.
Will you pray and reach out to them?
To the thrice Holy God, be all glory!
Elder Yoong Yuen Soo