Take a moment to look at your hands and feet. What do you notice? For many this is a time of year when we experience conclusions, wrapping things up, graduating, end of year ceremonies, recitals, and many more. As you may be closing a particular chapter at the end of this school year, think about all of the places that your hands and feet have gone.
Your hands and feet are a constant reminder of the journey you have taken this year. You have probably learned new things and seen new places. Your journey has often required courage and strength. Wherever you have been this year, God has been with you.
The places where you have traveled in your life, you have left an impression, a mark. The words of these Old Testament prophets give us some guidance about ways that we can leave an impression that reflects God.
But let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever flowing stream.
He has told you, O mortal, what is good: and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and love kindness and to walk humbly with your God?
Do others see the face of Christ in the impressions or marks that we leave behind? What can you do this week to leave an impression that reflects God's love, justice, kindness, and humility?
In July, we have the privilege of hosting Vacation Bible School to over 150 children this summer and we are always looking for adults willing to share God's love and teach the lessons of Christ during this amazing week. I would invite you to consider this opportunity to leave an impression from July 18 to July 21.
What will you do to leave an impression this summer?
Prayer for Today
God of Truth, Let our faith show in how we treat others. Let our worship reflect who we really are. In Christ's Name, Amen.