“Jesus answered, “You say rightly that I am a king. For this cause I was born, and for this cause I have come into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice.”
Cause Marketing is a bit of a buzz word these days. We don’t have to look far to see major brands who have associated their companies and products to causes that are good and serve the world well. They work, that is why they do this. People are moved by causes that they feel like must be fixed or corrected and when it becomes personal to them, they have a positive reaction to the brands that are also doing their part to assist. We shouldn’t do cause marketing unless we truly believe in that cause, but if there is a belief and energy inside the company to make a difference, then don’t hold back. The world needs more of us who can make a difference and give of ourselves, so if you have the influence then use that influence to the greatest multiplier. Your consumers and customers will appreciate the associations and you will be doing good and well!
We are only a few days from Easter and we can only imagine in our minds what this week was like for Jesus. He knew that the end was nearing and each day the pressure was mounting around Him. There has never been a more impacting event on this earth and both heaven and hell had to be watching to see how all would unfold. What we know is that Jesus told Pilate that He was born for this cause, for this reason, for this event. If we knew for what moment we were born as our cause, what would we do with that knowledge? I suspect most of us would spend our lives trying to change the outcome or become paralyzed with fear from the destiny that would be approaching. Jesus did neither. He carried through and carried the cross for each of us. As we go from today to Easter, let’s do so with a heart of openness as we live through the example of sacrifice and the life-giving that our Lord died to give us as His cause. May we each make Him today and forever our cause!
Reference: John 18:37 (New Living Translation)