How rich is the congregation which remembers that the Holy Spirit draws all of God’s people together as the communion of saints. We not only “share in Christ and in all his treasures and gifts,” but we also “consider it a duty to use these gifts readily and joyfully for the service and enrichment of the other members” (Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 21, Question and Answer 55).
The vision in this song is expressed in Our World Belongs to God, paragraph 41: the Spirit calls all members “…to embrace God’s mission in their neighborhood and in the world…this mission is central to our being.”
When we sing that we are to be God’s voice, hands and face, the Belhar Confession, Section 4 is a reminder that God has “revealed himself as the one who wishes to bring about justice and true peace among people.”
Our Song of Hope, stanza 16 testifies that the Spirit “…sends [the church] out in ministry to preach good news to the poor, righteousness to the nations, and peace among all people.”