On the way home today from BLT, I was astonished at all the cars parked outside my house and around the suburb. I knew it would have had something to do with the floods, but I had no idea what it was until I got home and asked my parents.
Mum responded me and said: "Volunteers for the flood recovery."
I replied: "Wow that's amazing, so many people!"
Mum again responded: "Yes, that's what they call true Aussie spirit."
Mum was right, Aussies have a great sense of comradery and mateship. But at the same time, I was a bit saddened. If Aussies can get together in the droves to help out those in need, why aren't we as Christians getting out there in droves and helping those around us in spiritual need.
Why aren't we moving in carloads to tell our neighbours about the saving message of Jesus?
Why aren't we packing the planes to share the gospel to the unreached?
Aussies who are great people, but largely nominal unbelievers, can be energised to do good works for the country. We serve and even greater power, the almighty sovereign God that Paul describes so strongly in Colossians 1. Its time to show true Christian spirit in getting out there and sharing the good news to the world.