Stewards of God’s Grace
1 Peter 4:10 Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.
One of my family’s favorite animated movies is called Robots. It was released in 2005 by Blue Sky productions. The famous voice of Robin Williams brings to life a loveable and eccentric character named Fender. Rodney Copperbottom (voiced by Ewan McGregor) quickly befriends Fender as he journeys into the “Big City” to become an inventor. No, I won’t go into the hilarious details that follow, but I will let you in on a secret. There is a huge message in this great movie, “See a need, fill a need!” Everywhere Rodney looks, he sees others in need. He doesn’t wait for an invitation; he steps up and delivers!
This brings me to what has been happening in our church and the surrounding communities! We have received more and more emails from congregants about ways to get involved, how and who to best give donations to, as well as new ways to serve. These are exciting times!
There are needs all around us, and many of us have been given new eyes to see the needs and hear the cries of God’s Children. Those that have been touched are not waiting for permissions or requests to come in. They are reaching out and say, “I want to do something! What can I do to help?” And God is smiling down!
We have people donating items to San Carlos for a women’s conference and hygiene kits for young girls to have at the local schools. We have others donating time and resources to Hope Women’s Center. A group of people is gathering small items to collect and send to children living at The Father’s House in the Philippines with Lola Trish, our long-term missionary. And still, others are serving at Genesis Project in Apache Junction. Let’s not forget those preparing to travel aboard to serve in Haiti and Belize this Spring.
Gathering small cash donations, small personal items, gently used clothing, sheets, bedding, towels, gently used kitchen items, usable furniture, giving of your time (1 hour a week or 2 hours per month) is not as hard as it might seem. Pray that God opens your eyes to see where you are needed today.
Acts 20:35 In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’”
For more information on how you can get involved, email firstname.lastname@example.org