I love movies. I love the art of being caught up in the wonder of visual storytelling and there are so many moving parts that have to come together in order to make what we see on screen come to life. I remember when I first realized that every film needed a screenwriter. It’s silly and I can’t really explain where I thought the story came from, but that opened my eyes to the many parts that are necessary in order for a movie to happen, and every part is vitally important.
We live in a society and culture that values and celebrates prominence, notoriety and success viewing them as luck or as we Christians call them blessings. When we see the preachers or worship singers or leaders of our own churches we can have the tendency to think that what we bring to the body of Christ as an ‘ordinary Christian’ isn’t that important and we could not be more wrong.
1 Corinthians 12:14 says ‘the body is not made up of one part but of many.’ Your calling as a Child of God is just as necessary to the Kingdom of God as is the singer who has sold millions of worship albums. Why? Because ‘we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do’ Ephesians 2:10. Your life, your witness, your service for Jesus is a role that is absolutely necessary for the world to see and experience the love of God. How you interact and affect the people around you, how God works and loves through you is absolutely necessary in order for the Body of Christ to function as it should. There is no such thing as an ordinary Christian because we all take part in this extraordinary call of Christ. Not all of us will have huge platforms but we are all to live as authentic followers of Jesus so that through each of us the world can see the hope to which we have been called.
by Kalesha Peters