At the birth of the church the Lord had all the nations on His mind:
“Now there were staying in Jerusalem God-fearing Jews from every ethnic group under heaven. When they heard this sound, a crowd came together in bewilderment, because each one heard their own language being spoken. Utterly amazed, they asked: ‘Aren’t all these who are speaking Galileans? Then how is it that each of us hears them in our native language? Parthians, Medes and Elamites; residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya near Cyrene; visitors from Rome (both Jews and converts to Judaism); Cretans and Arabs—we hear them declaring the wonders of God in our own tongues!’”
It could be said that we have become a ‘me’ generation and it is preoccupation with self that robs us of our breakthrough with God into His glorious plan for a glorious church.
Through the Alpha course we are undertaking at present, we are getting to know God’s purposes in reaching out to the various neighbourhoods throughout the City of Windhoek.
We need to have God’s generous heart and enjoy the variety of people He has blessed us with. That will enlarge our vision and our hearts to welcome and appreciate His diversity and make room for each other only to discover the treasures in each and every one.
We can all learn from each other; each person is a unique member of the body of Christ. The aim is not to conform to a religious man-made pattern, but to give room to the Holy Spirit to express Himself the way He chooses.