BY REV. DORAL PULLEY, Today’s Church Tampa Bay
“I AM the way, the truth and the life (John 14:6).”
Jesus was a powerful Wayshower to his disciples, the multitudes that followed him, individuals who experienced miracles through their interactions with him and to the religious leaders of his day. The Gospels illustrate Jesus’ example of how to successfully navigate through the nine phases of life: Pre-existence with God, Birth, Life, Ministry, Death, Burial, Resurrection, Ascension and Second Coming. Shortly after Jesus’ ascension, in the early church people who utilized Jesus’ example and became Wayshowers themselves.
Today, we are Wayshowers. Following Jesus as a Wayshower empowers you to be a Wayshower to others throughout your cycle of life. As you live your life, you are setting an example for others to follow. Sometimes you may do it consciously through conversations and acts of service. Other times you may do it not really being aware that people are watching you and learning from you vicariously. Whether you do it intentionally or unintentionally, you are a Wayshower.
During COV-19, are you showing people the way to healing and prosperity or are you showing the way to panic and poverty? Amidst racial tension and social unrest, are you showing the way to love and peace or are you showing people fear and chaos? Are you a Wayshower of prejudice and discrimination or a Wayshower of unity and equality? Are you a Wayshower of the problems or a Wayshower of the solutions?
Rev. Doral Pulley is the senior pastor of Today’s Church Tampa Bay, 940 5th Ave. S, St. Petersburg (Staybridge Suites) and 5107 North Central Ave., Tampa.