Photo provided by Discovery Hills Evangelical Free Church
God’s Global Church
“God doesn’t work in just your neighborhood” said Meagan Seredinski. “He doesn’t even work in just your church.”
Meagan, a Nexus intern, reminded the Nexus group and I of this during a debriefing time one evening after a long and hot day on the work sites. “Church isn’t a building. It’s not some religious gathering where one feels good. It’s not an obligation every Sunday and it’s not just something that one does for their own personal benefit. One of the most incredible things I have observed and seen this summer is God’s church: his bride, his beloved people. Every week, the other interns and I have had the privilege of working with different churches, organizations, and groups from all different backgrounds. Teaming up and serving alongside these groups as they build houses for families in Mexico has been humbling and an awesome opportunity.”
I have been humbled by seeing how I am just one piece of God’s vast and diverse global church. Though it also makes me feel privileged as I recognize the truth of Meagan’s words. I believe all of the other interns and I can testify to the fact that we have seen how God has worked through every participating group this summer in touching the families of Mexico. God’s church in Mexico has been touched. God’s church from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Korea, etc. has been touched.
It’s simple. We’re only pouring concrete, building walls (as shown in the picture), wiring, roofing, stuccoing, presenting houses, and then leaving. But God’s church remains. Ministry still happens through the local pastors in Mexico and ministry still happens amidst the groups as they return to their own homes. Regardless of where, God’s global church is still active and loving others as God first loved. May we be the hands and feet of Christ wherever we go, whether we’re building walls for a family in Mexico or ministering in our own local communities.