“Pointing to Someone”
He has a difficult job, and he gets little respect. He works tirelessly, contorting himself, and putting his whole body into his work. He goes by many names: Sky Dancer, Tube Man, and Tall Boy. He has one job, and he does it well. I’m speaking of course about those inflatable fan-powered dancing men you often see at car dealerships or new business openings. Their job is to get people’s attention, and hopefully point them toward something.
In many ways our task as followers of Jesus is the same. We are to point people to Someone. We are to point people to Jesus. Like the dancing man, the power for us to point the way doesn’t come from us. In the same way the dancing man is powerless without the fan and the wind to move him, so we are powerless without the Holy Spirit to empower us to be a witness to others. Acts 1:8 tells us, “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” This was directed first of all to the original disciples, but applies to us as disciples today as well.
We have a unique opportunity as a church this coming Sunday to be witnesses to our community at our Fall Festival. Every church member has a part in this. Whether it’s helping people find parking, taking a turn at one of the booths, serving food, or bringing a friend, we can all be a part of pointing the way to Jesus. I encourage you to be involved and sign up to help in whatever way you can. Julie does a great job preparing and planning, but an undertaking this big is a team effort. The gospel will be shared, both publically and individually. Pray that we will be faithful witnesses, empowered by the Holy Spirit. And like the dancing man, may we do well in our task of pointing to Someone. May we point people to Jesus.