I can’t teach. I can’t deac. I can’t ush. And I definitely don’t do dirty diapers. There’s nothing I can do at church!
Who came up with the idea that there are only a few things that you can do in and through the church? Who came up with the idea that if you can’t do certain “noticed” things, it’s OK to just sit back and soak? I can assure you, it wasn’t God!
Over the past few days I’ve been reminded of that.
Saturday (while taking some time to honor our church’s widows) a number of people came to wash cars while others decorated, cooked, and served a meal. Not your “usual” ways to serve in the church.
And today nearly 40 people came to sew – that’s right – sew! For around three years they’ve met once a month to sew children’s clothing that is then sent around the world (to missionaries and charitable organizations). As the clothes are given to children in need, a door is opened to share the One who has given us hope and peace. In fact, before today, 6,610 articles of clothing have been made and sent through these servants.
So – what can you do? Actually, I don’t think that’s the right question. What can’t you do? After all…
“Based on the gift each one has received, use it to serve others, as good managers of the varied grace of God.” (1 Peter 4:10)
“Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do everything for God’s glory.” (1 Corinthians 10:31)
“And whatever you do, in word or in deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.” (Colossians 3:17)
Here at FBC, there is no excuse for anyone not to be impacting the Kingdom of God. If someone is interested in serving (and we should – just consider the verses above), there is a place and a way. If that person can’t figure out how on their own, some of us are more than willing to help them.
You can do it! Will you?