Wednesday, April 12, 2017

WAW Wednesday ... "4.12.17  The Beauty of the Cross"

"The Word at Work is a ministry that mobilizes churches and individuals to answer God's call to minister to those in need," writes Rev. Tim Tam, Director of the Amarillo, Texas-based ministry. "Through our relationships, God reveals needs and opportunities for service. As we come along side the poor, new friendships develop and doors for ministry open. As we serve, God provides the resources to supply for the needs he reveals."

WAW Wednesday: "4.12.17  The Beauty of the Cross"

Hello Friends,

During Tim Tam's sabbatical, countless friends and partners have inquired about Tim -- how is he? will he be back? WHEN will he be back? Kenny sent me this photo of our long-time friend, Frank Lizama (in photo, below), today and as I forwarded it to Tim I was reminded of how precious these relationships and friendships are -- not only to us, but to God. We were created for them, and He is so pleased when we have healthy relationships with Him - with others - with creation - and with ourselves!

Recently (ironically?) my husband, Mike, and I purchased one of Frank's "Y" Crosses. Frank says he designed it prayerfully as he contemplated the question, "Why did Christ have to die for me?"

During this Holy Week, I'm asking myself that question. It's weighty.

There's need in the world.
     Poverty because of broken relationships.
          In Jesus' obedience on the Cross we are offered redemption.
               And we love as He loved in response - as best we can through our words and our actions.

The beauty of Christ crucified is the Resurrection.

The beauty of alleviating poverty is

As we celebrate Easter, I'm praying we each remember and proclaim the beauty of the work of the Cross.

That in our gratitude for the gift of His grace we'll be obedient to His call to serve.

May the examples of our brothers and sisters spur us on to the good works which God has prepared for us to do.

May the Holy Spirit ignite in each of us the gifts he's shared --

May His Word come to life in us.

May His work on the cross spur us on to be the Word at work.

Happy Easter, friends,

The Word at Work

EDITOR'S NOTE: Speaking from my own first-hand experience - working side-by-side with Tim, Kenny and our brothers and sisters in Belize - won't you give thoughtful, prayerful consideration to supporting the efforts of Tim, the Word At Work staff and their partners? Please please fill out this Commitment Card and return it to their office!

Also, remember that you can follow The Word At Work on their Facebook page!

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