Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Still want to change the world?

You change the world one heart at a time.

I was thinking about the statement from yesterday's blog in light of where we were Saturday and will be the next two Saturdays as a church.  I was thinking about it because I think it's reflective of the multiplying principle.

Some of our congregation was out on what we, as a church, called our Season of Service.  We're engaging some needs at Eagle's Lift Ministries on these three Saturdays as an effort to get outside ourselves and experience what it means to practically serve others.

People were dirty from the garden.  They were sweaty from cleaning up from the fire.  They were smelly from cleaning out the front yard and flowerbeds.  They were nasty from scraping floors in one of the shelters.  They were dusty from moving concrete and other trash to the burn pile.  All in all, we weren't much to look at.

But we were changing the world.

We were changing us by learning to serve.  And no doubt Eagle's Lift and the folks they minister to will benefit and be changed by our service.  But we're also changing homes, marriages, relationships, outlooks, cul-de-sacs.  We're changing generations because we're changing.

That's worth celebrating.

But that's just me thinking thoughts...

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