The world is waiting for Christians to be something different. They are waiting for us to bring the goodness of God to them. They might not know it yet, but they crave our love and compassion. They crave our selflessness and our will to influence change.

What are we willing to lose, for the salvation of a soul? What are willing to sacrifice, so the world would be brought close to Jesus?

For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us. For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God. For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of him who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to corruption and obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation has been groaning together in the pains of childbirth until now. And not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies.
Romans 8:18-23 ESV

The world is waiting for us to manifest the goodness of God, to manifest the person of Christ. We must live out in righteousness, peace and joy. As we grow in relationship with God, as Jesus shines brighter in our lives, as the Holy Spirit empowers us to be Christ’s hands and feet, as we live in community with fellow members of Christ’s body, as we go into the world and bring Christ’s message of Good News, we advance God’s Kingdom on earth.

Ashish Joy