Jan 23 – The power of people
What goes into our church’s fuel tank? Several things go into our fuel mixture. God himself is the first part of the formula; “unless the LORD builds the house the builders labour in vain” (Psalm 127:1). There is the practical matter of money: workers deserve their wages (1 Tim 5:18), church members need practical support (2 Cor 8:14), buildings need maintenance.
But prayers and dollars alone don’t keep a church running. The Bible also bears witness to the power of people. God builds the house, but through the labours of people. Once the money for struggling churches was collected, it was delivered through trusted couriers (2 Cor 8:16-18). Churches need people, and we are thankful for all the people who keep our church going.
Of course, people power has its costs: busy schedules are placed under more stress, extra dollars are spent, co-volunteers can be a pain to work with. And yet some of the best memories of my life are linked with volunteering at church. It’s helped me store up rewards in heaven while shaping me in the present. We budget our money to include gifts for God’s work; why not do the same for our time?
Next week we will take some time in our 10:00am service to pray for our ministry volunteers as we start another year of ministry. If you volunteer your time in any capacity, we’d love to have you join us as we thank God for you and pray that he’ll work in you and throughout 2022.