Yesterday, I wrote about how things can be accomplished and each of us can do it differently. How active in your church are you? Do you try and do a lot of different things? Can you be the leader of one thing and help with other things? Of course you can? The real question is, can you you play follower most of the time? Believe it or not, we all want to be in charge, don't we. We want things done our way. It doesn't mean we want all the glory, but sometimes we have an attitude of "if I don't do it, then it won't get done." Sometimes that is true. Sometimes it isn't. Can you honestly go to church and spend the hour at worship service, and not think anything more about the people, the building, or the work?
What happens when there is a call that there is water all over the basement because a drain was backed up? What happens when someone tracked mud in the front vestibule? What happens when you get to church and there is snow and ice all over the sidewalk and driveway? What happens when there is a call for help to spend a four nights with children, leading them during VBS? What happens when a dinner is planned and you don't feel like cooking? Will the "somebody elses" take over? Who are these people?
Each of us have a responsibility to help. Each of us have a responsibility to make sure that whatever the church has planned is successful. We have VBS coming up in nineteen days. Nineteen days! Have you looked at your calendar to see if you can help? Even if you can only help one day, you are furthering your talents and God's kingdom. We also have a lot of celebrating, graduations, and work days. But why wait? Can you help in the nursery one service every few months? Play with the new babies that are starting to be born? Can you learn to run the sound board in the back? Can you play with the 2 year-olds down stairs?
There are so many things we can do. Sometimes it does seem like a few are doing all the work. Sometimes that is true. But many hands make less work. Keep it up. Help out where you can. Let's send God's Kingdom to places that we have never even dreamed about, and know that only God can be. Your reward will be in Heaven, but thankful hearts will be here.
2 Corinthians 8:7-8
7But just as you abound in everything, in faith and utterance and knowledge and in all earnestness and in the love we inspired in you, see that you abound in this gracious work also.
8I am not speaking this as a command, but as proving through the earnestness of others the sincerity of your love also.