“What’s in your hand?” This is a statement that our Senior Pastor Brian Houston constantly encourages our church with in regards to sharing the gospel and making Jesus famous.
A few years ago, our church launched the campaign ‘Cross Equals Love’ in preparation for Easter. It involved three simple symbols and yet had a huge impact on thousands of people around the globe. So in a similar fashion this year, as a church we have been encouraging people to ‘share the love’ more than ever. Paul encourages us by saying,
“And regardless of what else you put on, wear love. It’s your basic, all-purpose garment. Never be without it.” – Colossians 3:14
Here is a beautiful testimony from Jason. Jason had witnessed the impact of the ‘Cross Equals Love’ message. He was inspired by Pastor Brian’s challenge to use what was in his hand. He didn’t have anything different to a lot of young men at his age. He had a degree, a job, a girlfriend. But he also had a small T-shirt printing company that he ran from his home lounge room. Jason decided to print Cross Equals Love on a few T-shirts and the next day he gifted a few to some of his friends. His idea is, if we could wear this message of Love, we could make the name of Jesus famous. These T-shirts have made their way into peak hour in the city, shopping centres, sporting events basically anywhere that people gather. And the conversations as a result have been incredible.
It’s amazing to see the doors that have opened, the conversations that have taken place because of something as simple as a T-shirt that states “Cross Equals Love”. This is the result of someone having a heart revelation. Let’s remember this is the Message we carry, the Love we have through Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross that enables us to “come as we are”.
This Love is too great to keep to ourselves.
By Nick Khiroya, Frontline Pastor of Hillsong Brisbane