Musicians: Joanna Lynn
Hymnist: Mary E. Maxwell | Lyrics
Channels of blessing.
That’s what we are intended to be. Channels that share a message of love. Channels that are emptied of their former contents and graciously filled with something divine. Channels that help people find their way back to God and connect people to their Creator & Savior.
Do we really serve as such?
Are we really channels of blessing to others?
God has saved us and poured His grace out upon us that we might know Him and make Him known. That is the purpose for which we were redeemed – for His glory and renown! Are we allowing Him to use us as the channels of His love, mercy, grace, and forgiveness?
Consider the human body. A network of blood vessels connects every single cell to it’s life source: the heart. These blood vessels are “channels” – they serve as a pathway for blood to get from the heart to the different parts of the body. On their own, they have no power. They do not create blood. They themselves do not pump blood. It is the heart that does the work. The vessels are merely channels, connecting cells to the life source. When these vessels get clogged, cells die because they no longer have access to that life source.
God is our Life Source – in Him we have eternal life. We are His channels – we serve as a pathway for people to experience God. We merely connect people to our Life Source. On our own, we have no power. He does the work. We are vessels, channels – a window, a door, a pathway connecting others to God. And when we choose to block our hearts off from being used as such,
death is the result.
Our refusal to be used by Him keeps others from knowing, hearing, and experiencing the power of God in their own lives.
We must be open channels –
u n c l o g g e d ,
u n b l o c k e d
so that the good news of Jesus Christ flows through us and into the lives of others.
As believers, we have been given the humble joy and privilege of being the servants of God. We are His hands and feet in this world. We are His channels of blessing. Through our lives, others are given a glimpse of our Savior.
When I consider all the wonderful people God has placed in my life over this past year alone, I am amazed – amazed in knowing that He has not only placed me in their lives, but that He has placed them in mine; amazed in knowing that He has done so for a
p u r p o s e .
God has blessed me with an opportunity to share the reason for my hope, joy, and peace by simply doing life with these new friends. He’s given me the opportunity to be a channel of blessing in their lives – and I truly hope that’s what I’ve been.
My prayer is that the Lord would use my life and my marriage to draw others closer to Him. It is my hope that as my husband and I live out our lives with Christ as our foundation, these people we love so dearly would come to know Love Himself.
Whether they be coworkers or friends from college, whether they be relatives or mere acquaintances, our prayer is that we would be channels of blessing to all those we encounter. Why?
Because as much as this world has to offer, all of its riches and pleasures are nothing when compared to
J e s u s .
By His grace, we’ve come to realize this truth and it is our prayer that others, through our interactions and relationships, would come to realize it for themselves too.
Friends, we are called to be channels of blessing for the sake of His name, for the sake of the Gospel, for the glory of God. May we surrender our hearts fully to Him so that we might be filled to overflowing in Him. May the abundance of His love towards us spill out from our hearts and into the lives of others, that they too might know Jesus Christ as their Redeemer and Friend.
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. | Ephesians 2:10