In today’s entry for My Utmost for His Highest, Chambers has a way of being challenging and comforting at the same time. On the one hand, he challenges us to obey Christ out of our love for him by giving up our rights to ourselves. On the other hand, he comforts us by calling our obedience in “seemingly random circumstances of life … pinholes through which I see the face of God.” It’s not a grandiose revelation that overwhelms us and others but just pinholes that shed light on the world.
This gives me hope. While I know there is just one St. Teresa, there can be millions upon millions of saints wrapped up in skins of flesh perforated by pinholes. Together, we shed God’s light upon our spheres of influence. It’s wonderful to be wholly obedience like many famous godly men and women of faith. Failing that, the rest of us focus on obedience to the Spirit of Christ through the seemingly insignificant and random circumstance of life and let Christ shine, a pinhole at a time. Together, these pinholes light up the whole world.
Obedience doesn’t have to be great acts. In recent years, a popular movement of “random acts of kindness” has brought many stories that move us to tears. Whether these acts are deliberate deeds of obedience to Christ, they show love just the same, and God is love.
When a disciple of Christ performs deliberate acts of kindness out of obedience to Christ, we can expect the power of God behind our obedience to nourish others and bring increase to his kingdom and his righteousness.