Josh was concerned when he realized that his new place of work did nothing

to celebrate Christmas. When he asked his boss about it, he was told that

there were no other Christian employees other than Josh, and that they do not recognize Christmas there. Josh was jolted by the realization that he was the lone Christ follower at his place of work. His question was “what might the Lord be calling me to as I live day to day amongst these new friends of mine?


In a famous quote by Teresa of Avila, she speaks on this idea of who to be

amongst those that do not yet know Jesus:

Christ has no body but yours,

No hands, no feet on earth but yours,

Yours are the eyes with which he looks

Compassion on this world,

Yours are the feet with which he walks to do good,

Yours are the hands, with which he blesses all the world.

Yours are the hands, yours are the feet,

Yours are the eyes, you are his body.

Christ has no body now but yours,

No hands, no feet on earth but yours,

Yours are the eyes with which he looks

compassion on this world.

Christ has no body now on earth but yours.


This is the same sort of challenge that we receive in Paul’s second letter to

the Corinthians:

All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us

the ministry of reconciliation: 19 that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed tous the message of reconciliation. 20 We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God.

2 Corinthians 5:18-20 


Our call as Jesus-followers this Christmas season may be that we focus ourattention on joining with God in the mission of being a part of His rescue story. What if we all decide that during this season that we will be the “hands and feet of Christ”, and point those that are lost to His sweet salvations? How many lives might be impacted and transformed?