Thursday, January 21, 2010

God anointing His pattern of legacy in an unusual place

God created mankind “in His image.” Regardless of whether they are serving Him or not, even in a fallen state, man still bears God’s image. While the pollution of sin marrs it, and man is unable to overcome that corruption apart from Him, still the image comes through. When there are things in the secular world that touch on His image and pattern He will bear witness to it.

I was recently in a local Chamber of Commerce meeting and God came and bore witness to His pattern and image. A presentation was being made by the Big Brothers and Big Sisters organization. We know from the Bible that the pattern of God is for there to be multigenerational connections among His people. We also know that the design of His house is that He wants it to be a home for lonely people who have been beaten up by the corruptive effects of sin. As they enter into relationships, they tend to find a place of healing in His family.

As representatives of the Big Brother big Sister organization began to share their mission to team up less fortunate young people with positive role models I could sense God’s presence begin to touch something in the people there. There were also testimonies of people involved in working as big brothers and sisters. As they shared their experiences of touching and influencing the generations behind them, you could sense God touching something in everyone’s heart. It was almost like a church service. One young man, who was a mentor, even brought up his belief that God was involved in his participation. I was wondering if his comments would be offensive to some but instead it seemed appropriate. I almost shouted amen!

When the program was over, people paused and didn’t want to leave very quickly as they normally would have. It was like some church gatherings I have been in when we touched something together of God’s heart which lead to an afterglow of His presence that we wanted to linger around. While many in that room would not have understood what went on from God’s perspective, they did experience His presence connected to His design. God has a design for legacy and a multigenerational focus that He loves and wants expressed in the earth.

1 comment:

  1. I always told Faith, my little sister, that we were brought together as a pair by God. I even laughed saying her name had something to do with it. We stopped seeing each other weekly when I moved recently but I do hear from her still. Her mom just called me last night asking for Godly influences in her life to write her a letter for her thirteenth birthday. God is amazing and really does work in miraculous ways. Big Brothers Big Sisters program and God brought a young woman into my life and that's legacy at work.