Sometimes it's the little things we do in Jesus name that people remember.
Having explained how we are saved by Grace in chapter 2 of Ephesians, Paul goes on in verse 10 to write, "For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do."
As Paul Winter, from our Operation Joy team, explains below, those 'good works' may seem insignificant to us, but God has a purpose in them.
The activity on the streets seemed to increase as we entered February and I met several people that I had not seen during the pandemic.
B was in Oxford Road, and he remarked on how long it was since I last saw him.
In turn, he directed me to M who asked me to pray for her child who had been born during Covid, but then taken away from her.
I saw R on the same day. I had not seen her for two years, and whilst I was with her R's partner rang her. She described to him the way I had assisted her in the past, mentioning things that didn't really seem that important at the time, but they obviously meant a lot to her. R left me her phone number so I'll follow this up at some stage.
What good works has God prepared for you to do this week? Will you, like Paul, be willing to step out and serve Jesus?