I just watched an interview Rowena Mondares, Communications Specialist in our Creative Services department, did with leaders of the Danville Community Lighthouse in Virginia, and a new friend of Aglow, Angie. This interview took place during the 2018 U.S. National Conference in Spokane, Washington.
First, Rowena does a fabulous job interviewing the ladies; I was so impressed with her questions. And, I enjoyed watching as she was overcome with emotion hearing firsthand what God is unfolding in Danville.
Heart of God for His World
Secondly, I was deeply touched as I listened to the ladies telling their story. At points, my hands were lifted in praise. At other points, I was wiping tears from my eyes and sensing the heart of God for His world. It was apparent in such a simple way. I am touched by all that Aglow does so quietly in the earth. It moves me beyond words.
As I watched, I could see the scripture in Matthew 25:35-36 coming alive:
For I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; I was naked and you clothed Me; I was in prison and you came to Me.
Interestingly, that scripture in Matthew is under the heading (in my Bible) that speaks of the Son of Man judging the nations. It references the nations being gathered before Him.
When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory. All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats. And He will set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left. Matthew 25:31-34
Aglow: A Gift to Our Communities
All around us, we see the signs of nations, states, and even people that are making choices that will mark them as either His sheep or goats. God has given Aglow to each community as a gift to draw people to the Lord by showing His love, kindness, and goodness. Lighthouses are a gift of God to their community. I understand now why He told us there would be a group in every town or village around the world. What we do matters!
One day we will all stand before Him. He will testify of our works before all.
To those on His right hand, He will say, Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. Matthew 25:34
Then He will also say to those on the left hand, Depart from Me, you cursed, into the everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels. Matthew 25:41
You ARE the Help
For those who will find themselves on His left hand, my heart breaks. We have a short window of time to make the difference God has positioned us to make in the earth. We are His visual aid that draws those in our communities to the Father. We are the help God has sent into the world because of Christ within us. There is something BIG, REALLY BIG in this portion of scripture that must cause us to consider what we are doing and possibly re-calibrate.
As you consider the gift your local Aglow group is to your community, I hope you will take the time to Tell Us Your Story and share how you are making a difference through ongoing assignments God has directed you toward.
Rapid Response Needed
I also hope you will act on the many ways you can financially support the work of Aglow around the world. The Lord has told us that in this season, we must be quick to move; your rapid response is needed today!
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- Text-to-Give — You can donate to Aglow using your smartphone by texting the word "Aglow" to 425-651-6518
(If you prefer to give by check, mail it to: Aglow International, P.O. Box 1749, Edmonds, WA 98020. Be sure to note Global Partner, A-Company, and/or Rapid-Response Gift on your check.)
Thank you for being a strategic part of the ministry.
Now if you haven't already, click the link above to watch the unfolding story of the Danville Community Lighthouse and the way they have become a gift to the Green Street area of their city.
Grateful For Each of You,
Jane Hansen Hoyt