Today’s post is shorter than my usual. You’re welcome. I know, I know, I can get a little wordy. The Golf has some more issues and I have been working and walking, trying to come to the end of it. She’s still out of the loop, currently. I hope to have her limping tomorrow until we can come to a more permanent solution. If you’re the praying sort, do me a favor–anoint some floor mats with oil and send ’em this way. Thanks.
So we moved to a new town. August 2nd made a month in the new house. We have been brainstorming on how to engage in ministry in this new environment, a difficult prospect giving my perceived lack of vital equipment. Last week my older daughter and I were out running errands during a rain shower when this exchange happened.
Me: Oh, look. I think that’s where your mom wants us to visit.
Me: It’s a medical clinic for special needs and special case kids. She thought y’all could do some mimes or something for the kids waiting for their appointments. You know, entertain them a little. What do you think?
Camille: I guess we could, but I think doing mimes for a bunch of blind kids is a waste of time.
It was then I realized I hadn’t paid attention to the sign. This particular clinic was for the blind and vision impaired. It did make me think, though.
How many times have I focused on the program or the presentation instead of the audience? How many times have I put on a flawless show and entertained folks but never communicated with them? How many times have I engaged people with comparisons and concepts that they just don’t understand?
When the show is over and everyone gets their church card punched, have they been pointed to Christ?
Have I been performing mimes for people who can’t see? Sure they hear the song and dance, but are my actions in vain?
Do you know who your audience is? Do you share Christ in ways they understand?