A Life that Honours Jesus
Whatever you do in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father.
Ko nga mea katoa hoki e mea ai koutou, ko nga kupu, ko nga mahi ranei, kia meinga katoatia i runga i te ingoa o te Ariki, o Ihu, me te whakawhetai ano ki te Atua, ara ki te Matua, i roto i a ia.
- Colossians 3:17
Last weekend my daughter, Jordyn, directed a video shoot to accompany a song she has written and recorded. This photo captures one of the scenes from that day. The woman over her left shoulder is her Samoan grandmother, a woman of faith, a fervent pray-er and one who lived a sacrificial life. She was a leader in her Samoan context and in her life here in Aotearoa, New Zealand. She was a justice warrior. Jordyn stands on the shoulders of this courageous woman.
I’m constantly encouraged by the words in Colossians, to commit our lives, our actions, our words to Jesus with gratitude to God. This was so beautifully exampled in Jordyn’s grandmother and has been richly passed down the generations. I recognise that it equips us to be salt and light in the world, to make a positive difference.
May we continue to live a life that honours Jesus. Ngā mihi manahau.