The eyes of America have been on two events the last couple of days; the Republican National Convention and Hurricane Isaac. I am sure that what organizers thought was going to be a disaster has become a blessing. The two events, though hardly even related at this point, have been talked about as one. The hurricane has given Republicans a platform that is larger than what is found at a regular convention. The news agency cannot talk about one without mentioning the other.
These events have me thinking about my own Christian life. Do I always take advantage of the platforms God gives me? Paul, while he was in prison in Rome, saw the whole situation as a platform to tell others about the cross of Christ. That is why in Philippians 1:12 Paul says, “I want you to know, brothers, that what has happened to me has really served to advance the gospel.” It is this understanding of his suffering that caused him to say, “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice.” (Philippians 4:4). When we learn to see every situation in our life as a platform to advance the gospel, then we will also learn to be content in every situation we find our self in.