MUSINGS FROM MIKE
Throughout the course of the week I notice the lights being on at the church.
- Early in the morning and into the early evening children are being picked up and dropped off at Noah’s Ark Preschool. The lights are on in the classrooms and fellowship hall as they play, learn, and discover themselves and others, and most importantly they discover God’s love for them.
- In the evenings, people are coming to church to support each other in the struggle with addiction, to attend to their physical health at Zumba, and to dive into scripture and each other’s lives at Bible Study.
- The lights are on almost every day at Gleaners Thrift Shop, where old things become new again and people get a smile. The lights are on in the church office where people get connected to the answers they need and so much of the church’s life is ordered and cared for.
- The lights were on during coffee hour of the Spanish Language Service where a young mom sat wrapped in a prayer shawl – the first one given out by our brand new prayer shawl ministry.
It is not very exciting to think that your giving is ‘keeping the lights on’.
But, I hope you can see that when those lights are on people’s lives, hearts, and spirits are being touched and made new. God’s will and way is being learned, shared, and lived. The world we all live in is a different place because the lights are on at church.
All of that is to say ‘thank you’ to you for your gifts and your efforts that ‘keep the lights on’ and let us continue to ‘Feed People – Body & Soul’.