Continuing our reflection on ‘Read All About It – pt III‘ by Emeli Sande [first reflection]
There is a growing sense that the good news of Jesus Christ can no longer be spoken about in general conversation, and that Christians can only be featured in the media when it is a bad news story, or the storyline in a soap which features a token ‘loony’ Christian. An important aspect of Hope MK is to see the name of Jesus spoken about on the streets; for young people to defy the prevailing attitude in society.
Through the week-long mission, we want the people we’re serving to have their prejudices challenged; about young people and about Christians. But we want the impact to be wider than the ‘few’ that we interact with directly. We want to ensure that the story of Hope MK is told through the local media (print, TV & radio) and via social media, with photos, videos, status updates and tweets. Through our churches, families & friends, the story of Hope MK can be heard much more loudly & widely than simply on the streets.
If the truth has been forbidden
Then we’re breaking all the rules;
Come on, come on…
Let’s get the TV and the radio to play our tune again;
It’s about time we got some air play of our version of events.
There’s no need to be afraid, I will sing with you my friend.
Come on, come on!
Heading out onto the streets to love and serve people, and to tell them about Jesus can be a pretty daunting task if you’ve never done it before. But as the last two lines of the song above explain, no-one will be heading into this alone; there’s no need to be afraid as you’ll be among friends (old and new) and will supported and encouraged every step of the way. So what are you waiting for? Come on – let’s get out there and break a few rules!
[to be continued…]