“Gaze” – A Few Faces of Community Transformation

This weekend was our quarterly Faith in Action Weekend. Bridge Church takes one weekend each quarter to scatter and serve around our community. A verse that jumped out at me as I prepared for the weekend was Act 3:4, “And Peter directed his gaze at him, as did John.” This was speaking of a crippled man along their path. Wasn’t an entertaining site, but needed the attention of some Spirit-filled Christ followers. Many faces around our communities need our gaze. Here’s a few faces that struck me from our FIA weekend.

Joy! Elderly man suffering from Parkinson's gets a wheelchair ramp on his home meaning he no longer has to call the Fire Dept when he has to get out of his house.

Pain. A local inmate in Celebrate Recovery attending a Family Day Event. He's ready for change.

Dust. A disabled single mom went through a house fire. Volunteers sanding & prepping the interior for new paint get dusty.

Who or what has your “gaze”, your attention right now?

Posted on April 30, 2012, in Bridge Church, Faith In Action. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I drive a lot. As I gaze at the neighborhoods, or see people in other vehicles, or catch folks walking around, I am overcome with the thought that most of those I see are lost.

    I go to a lot of churches. I gaze at the people in the church houses. I confess, I don’t think most of them “get it.” They’d help the wheel chair bound Parkinson’s guy if they “saw him,” I think. They’d pick up sand paper and prep the “burned out” lady if they truly noticed her. I am overcome that so many do not see.

    I pray a lot. Mostly because I, too, am prone to miss the opportunities that God sticks right in the middle of my gaze. Thanks for the reminder.

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