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    Come Into Our World

    Carrying God's Presence To The Lost September 11, 2017 Major Jennifer Hale

    You Are The Light of the World
    In recent days, I have become increasingly aware that the world needs Jesus! As I look around me I can’t help but think of the lyrics from Joy Webb’s song ‘Come Into Our World”:

    All around us, darkness holds its sway;
    Truth and love are faltering, peace in disarray;
    And if we needed you, we need you now!
    Come into our world,
    Come into our world, now, Lord Jesus!

    Are you aware, that as believers we have the presence of Jesus living in us through the power of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 6:19)? Incredible! But, there’s more! We have a responsibility to bring the presence of Jesus into the world around us. Jesus instructed his disciples to go into all the world and make disciples… (Matthew 28:19). He also said “you are the light of the world…let your light shine before others… (Matthew 5:14,16).

    There is no doubt that we are living in a broken and troubled world. But, we have good news and there is an increasing need for people who will make it their life’s purpose to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Perhaps the Lord has spoken to you about serving as an officer of The Salvation Army. If so, I want to hear from you! Today is the day to say “yes!” to the Lord’s leading in your life. We are looking for people who are passionate, spirit-filled, and excited about the gospel message. We are looking for those who will love with compassion and who will “in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others” (Philippians 2:3, 4).

    Consider the remainder of Joy Webb’s song:

    People sit in loneliness, children cry for bread;
    Men fight men in hatred, by suspicion led;
    And if we needed you, we need you now!
    Come into our world,
    Come into our world, now, Lord Jesus!

    Faced with such confusion, hope has slipped away;
    Men have stopped believing, forgotten how to pray;
    And if we needed you, we need you now!
    Come into our world,
    Come into our world, now, Lord Jesus, come.

    May the Lord find us faithful in our calling,

    Major Jennifer Hale
    Secretary for Candidates

    For more information about The Salvation Army’s requirements to become a Salvation Army Officer please read our FAQ page and contact me for more information.

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