Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us … (Ephesians 3:20).
When I was in school, we studied the play Shirley Valentine by Willy Russell. A large part of the play is a monologue of a woman talking to the wall. At one point she says, “Most of us are dead before we die, and the thing that kills us is all of this unused life we carry around with us.”
I can’t help but think that so many people’s lives are like this. We get up and go through our well-rehearsed motions of existence; we check off all the tasks on our lists and go to bed. Then we arise the next day to do it all over again.
As Christians, we know that such a mundane existence falls far short of the abundant life Jesus came to give us. God did not create all of us with such creativity, cultural diversity, unique gifts and talents to simply go through the motions of a boring religious life.
We were meant to be dynamic, vibrant, life-giving – a people of hope, healing and destiny. So let’s wake up and be just that!
– Christine Caine