Look for the Helpers

Have you ever had a day that did not go according to plan? Or maybe even an entire weekend? This past Sunday, I woke up feeling sick and running a high fever. On many days that would not be too terrible, but this past Sunday was a full day of church events. The children’s ministry had a family picnic at Oak Mountain State Park and Sunday night our church celebrated the LTC Kickoff.
Leah and I love when we have events with the children’s ministry and I was wanting so badly to be at worship, but realized I needed to stay home. Staying home meant Leah and I would not be able to complete all the tasks we had planned for Sunday: teach Bible class, organize the picnic, gather Adventure Club materials, complete Sunday night nursery duty, and attend LTC Kickoff.
Do you know what happened? All of these jobs were completed by awesome, willing church members. The picnic was well-attended. Several children’s ministry parents made sure the food was prepared, and all the families enjoyed their time at Oak Mountain State Park. Nursery duty was covered by a couple of our amazing children’s ministry moms, and even with short notice that I would not be able to teach. Bible class went as scheduled with our teachers .
Days like this past Sunday remind me how grateful I am to worship at Riverchase. This is a church family that will step in and step up when called to action. I appreciate the way each person volunteered and used their gifts to make sure each class and activity went as scheduled.
“Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins. Show hospitality to one another without grumbling. As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another” I Peter 4:8-11.
May we always be ready and willing to help when needed!