- Spoon with caked on guacamole.
- Tupperware with film of buttery oil.
- Glass with dried milk ring.
These anthropological finds are not discovered in ancient Mesopotamia but in your cupboards. When these contaminated clean dishes touch our lips, we curse the dishwasher.
How do you feel about a pile of dirty dishes? When you see the sink filled with dirty dishes, do you get frustrated with those who made the dishes yucky to touch?
Is your dishwasher broken? Is that why the dishes stack up around your sink? Why is pushing the dishes around in new stacks more convenient than tackling the task? Ever wonder why only some people in your household have the magical skill to get dishes loaded into the dishwasher? Or even more amazing, to start the devise to get the dishes actually cleaned?
Everyone hopes someone else will load the dirty dishes. If everyone would just put their own dishes in the dishwasher right after they eat, life would be easier and less contaminated, right?
Am I just talking crazy that everyone in the family has their part to play in having clean, uncontaminated dishes and utensils?
So too, in the church family, we all have a part to play. If you want our church to grow healthier and bless your life and others with the grace of God, how will you help?
- Will you be regular in your worship attendance? That is the simplest and easiest first step.
- Will you help sing in the worship team or choir? Of course if that is your gift, don’t be shy!
- Will you help greet folks? We want everyone who comes into the House of the Lord to feel welcome.
- If you want us to have Sunday School, will you bring your children regularly? Will you help with teaching?
- If you want us to serve others in the community, how will you help us organize these efforts?
We all have a part to play. When all of us add to the efforts, our tasks are easier and the results are pleasing.
Yes, we are busy. You know who else was busy? Jesus was a busy man! He was traveling to all sorts of places to proclaim the good news of God’s kingdom. But Jesus was not alone. Jesus was assisted in his ministry by the twelve apostles and some women who had been reached with the good news. (Luke 8:1-3)
To advance the cause of Christ, to fill people’s lives with the power of the Gospel, takes all kinds of people using all kinds of gifts. Ask God how he can use you today.
“Then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind.” (Philippians 2:2)
Your Servant in Christ, Pastor Douglas