Last week a few beautiful moments took place in the life of our local church. One of those moments is the one that would usually get the most attention. We sent out a team to Zambia on an international mission of compassion and hope. They did the incredible work of presenting the hope of Jesus out in a distant village, and they did it through a massive soccer tournament where they hosted, fed, and shared the Good News with local soccer clubs. Our team returned home last week and we got to hear all the amazing stories of how God used them on this trip. The things they shared truly are worthy of attention and celebration because they are beautiful works of God!
At the same time our Zambian team made their long trek home, a small group of women did something just as beautiful even though it wasn’t going to get much attention. You see, one of the men in our church became very sick a few weeks ago. He was hospitalized for an entire week with a very serious virus, and had now come home to his wife and 3 sons for a very long recovery process. His wife is now carrying a heavy load and needs support. So the women of her bible study set up a good time, and worked within her wishes, to clean her house and get things all set up for a long road of her husband’s recovery. These women came in gently, respecting the family’s dignity, and worked alongside of them to get their house in good running order. Just a simple, respectful, helpful and beautiful act of love. So cool! I still can’t believe I get to be the pastor of the amazing and beautiful people of Faith Community Church!