James Courter with Arise Haiti is a sort of mentor to me. I watch him and learn. Love is an action, but it's also a choice. James tells me love has to look like something. His team not only ran clinics but they cut hair and gave free photos. The teenagers from the Arise kids program came along and gave people manicures and pedicures, raising money for other kids who are hurting in Ethiopia.
Haitian kids, working to raise money for Ethiopian kids. Is that not beautiful? Is that contrary to what you might expect? Isn't every work of the Spirit signed with that same signature? I watched my daughter serve. I watched my Haitian daughter lead. I watched people soak in love.
I asked Darin Kaihoi if I could use his song to help tell the story of the beautiful hands and feet I witnessed this week. His music and words are a paintbrush. Darin readily laid down himself for the Kingdom and agreed.
What might you do for the Kingdom today? Not because it gets you any closer to Glory, but because He is just that worthy of our all? Did He rescue you from the fire? Lay yourself down, see what He might rise up from the ashes. I'm betting it's beautiful.
I think on God's mantle He keeps the most broken vessels. I think it's that way because He doesn't think the way we do. In our weakness we find His strength. In our yielding, His masterpiece.
It's because of the cracks and the misshapen form that the Light is most revealed as it pokes out into the darkness and cuts through the hiding places.
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