During the Fall Festival on October 24, Christina and I hosted a trunk in the “Trunk-or -Treat.” We were handing out candy and invitations to worship. I would introduce myself by saying, “Hi! My name is Will and I am one of the Pastors here. I hope you are having a great time.” I had a number of kids stop and ask me, “What is a Pastor?” In those moments and the brief conversations that followed I was reminded how much work we have left to do across this city, region, nation, and world sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ.
We were the first trunk in the line and for some reason Michael latched on to Christina and wanted to do whatever she was doing. Michael is intellectually disabled and has been a part of our Mustard Tree Ministries for years. No matter how many times we told Michael to only hand out 2-3 pieces of candy because we had so many people in line he always responded with “OKAY!” and then proceed to place a handful of candy in each child’s bag. I wonder what the world would look like if that is how we gave grace and love.
I learned a lot that night. I learned that we have lots of work to do and I also learned how we are to give the love and grace of God to this world. It’s not a few pieces at a time but by the handful. Let’s get to work!
Published on Friday, November 9, 2018 @ 11:58 AM EDT