Now you are Christ’s body, and individually members of it. -1 Corinthians‬ ‭12:27‬ ‭(NASB‬‬)

One week before this writing, Hurricane Harvey was on its way to Texas’ Gulf Coast, and one week later, God’s sun shines on the aftermath: dark and light.

“Be the change you want to see in the world” is a quote of not-so-certain origin, but one that we’ve witnessed in action since Hurricane Harvey left wreckage, heartache, and death in its wake. There’s been looting and crimes, but also honest compassion and an outpouring of love and camaraderie.

People of all walks of life are seen worldwide in the media, helping one another with no expectation or want of something in return. For true believers, we can and should be the vessels through which God’s grace overflows to others. It is times like these where God can be seen and elevated.

There will always be hardship and tribulation and evil, but we can take heart, because Jesus has overcome this world (John 16:33), and is our bridge to an eternity with the Father. While in this world, we can walk the walk as agents of change…God’s hands and feet…in a world where depravity, idol worship of many forms, and outright rejection of God runs rampant.

Be the change. Walk the walk. Be His hands and feet. Help the afflicted and the oppressed. Be the vessel and instrument through which He dispenses His love and grace. Be a Christian without the quotation marks. Be the change God wants to see in this world.