Kids have a knack for showing us what’s important, don’t they? Most of the time they don’t even know they’re doing it.
Little Mister coined a new term by blending his love of shoes with his brother’s global studies. Since then we’ve been hearing a lot about his “geografeet“. He loves being outside, so he constantly brings me his boots while he pleads, “Geografeet? Go-go ‘side?”
What a serendipitous marriage of words. Lacing up the boots means we’re going places. If our feet are ready, a world full of adventure awaits.
God wants us to have geografeet.
That’s why I’ve got such a thing for globes. Those cheery orbs remind me that God is gathering worshipers from “every nation, tribe, people, and language,” …and He means for me to take part in reaching them.
Last week the hubster met somebody who was born and raised in Gibraltar. How often do you meet somebody from Gibraltar? Geografeet stomped in my brain. When the great multitude bows before the Lamb of God at least one person in that crowd will be from Gibraltar. So how will that person hear about our Savior unless one of marches our geografeet all the way to Gibraltar?
I’ve gotta come clean. I’ve got itchy geografeet.
Far away mountains whisper my name. But for the moment my mountains are the grocery store, the playground, and my own kitchen table. Not exhilarating or exotic, yet still important. Do my kids or the people in line at the DMV need the gospel any less than people of remote jungle tribes?
No matter where our geografeet take us, we can bear the weight of beautiful Truth.
Where are your geografeet going this week? On an airplane? To a waiting room chair in a doctor’s office? To the checkout line?
We can have beautiful geografeet if we take with us the message that God is in control, He has provided a Savior, and He longs to fill our lives with the peace that only comes through knowing Him.
We get so wrapped up in the routine of life that we forget to share the Words of Life. It is way too easy to forget we’re on a mission from God every day, everywhere we go.
Somewhere in your corner of the world there’s a mountain. Somebody on that mountain needs Jesus.
My prayer this week is that each of us will leave our homes prepared to share Christ wherever our geografeet take us.