The time has come. The time is now. We’ve waited and prepare for a long time. It is almost time for back2school 2017. In fact today our church will serve about 60 students and their families. Some of these students have special needs which will allow us to spend extra time with them. My prayer is that each student will see a living picture of God’s love as our team shares with him or her.
Matthew 5:16 NLT
In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father.
We shine as we share and serve. So shine for Jesus.
Philemon 1:7 NLT
Your love has given me much joy and comfort, my brother, for your kindness has often refreshed the hearts of God’s people.
May the kindness we show be a real demonstration of how God has been kind to us. Serving often lets the compassion of God find a home in someone’s life.
Back2school is just one vessel that God has used to touch lives. This weekend in 9 locations over 2,100 students will be served. Shoes and socks, backpacks and school supplies and more become tools for the Savior to open up people to come to know Him.
Remember what I shared yesterday? Our serving may not only impact the student we serve this weekend, but it might impact the next generation or even the next. Remember that our hope can be transferred to others through our confidence and sharing. Serving might even change us before anything else happens.
Will you pray for back2school? Will you serve?
1 Peter 4:10 NLT
God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another.