The little boy plopped down next to me in the grass. "Professor Heather, do you like the fireworks?" he asked. Yes, I did, but there was something more exciting than the event displayed in front to of my eyes. A little boy who was learning about Jesus.
I'm thankful that God works through ordinary people to accomplish his extraordinary purposes. Sometimes people shy away from being involved in church activities. "I'm too busy to help out in the Nursery..." Or "There's already lots of people working in the kitchen..." or "I'm not any good at doing that kind of stuff..."
They're missing out. Yes, it is work to be involved in ministry and sometimes it causes us to sacrifice or stretch ourselves, but the rewards are beyond compare. Scripture tells us that what we sow, we will reap.
So, even though I've wanted to pull my hair out a few times this summer over this new ministry position (children's director), I KNOW beyond a doubt that it is worth it. And when I get all caught up in the details, I'm reminded that it's about the little guy who first met Jesus at one of our events.
Thank You Lord for the priviledge of partnering with You in loving people and caring for them. Thank You Lord that You share Your heart with us and involve us in Your purposes!