Rosemary and I spent Thursday afternoon delivering copies of the February issue of Covenant Spotlight. It was a great time of fellowship for us and exercise for me, much in and out of the car and carrying of boxes. Rose mostly supervised. 🙂 Magazines are heavy, especially when boxed 100 at a time.
It also was a reminder to me of Jesus command to “Go” and spread the good news and make disciples. I have done a blog for years and had the opportunity of teaching on many occasions, but there is something different and special about “going.” I remember learning years ago that “going” implies a change of place. That was certainly true as we travelled from Crowley, though Rayne and Duson, down into Milton and Maurice, Youngsville and Broussard and, finally, this morning to New Iberia. There was much “going” involved.
I was also reminded of the parable of the Sower and the Seeds. At some locations, all the magazines we left last month were gone. At others, almost all the ones we left were still there. It was a great reminder of how the Spirit of God works. The magazines were not always grabbed up at the places you would suspect.
It was great to meet and chat with people. Almost everyone seemed excited to be getting the new issue. The business folks involved don’t get a direct benefit from having Covenant Spotlight in their places of business. For most it’s just a chance to share.
As Christians we do a lot of talking. Our sharing, however, is usually principally on Facebook or Twitter. We shouldn’t lose touch with the value and blessing of “going.” Give it a try sometime soon.