Growing Kingdom People – But What Do I Know?

But What Do I Know?

The church family I serve has been engaged in an outreach effort called “Christmas Unwrapped”. Multiple teams of servants have visited a variety of locations to share the message of Christmas and show the love of Christ.

I personally established the scope of “Christmas Unwrapped” as a ministry to those who “may not have the means or opportunity to worship at our church campus during the Christmas season”. I felt this was one way our congregation could pursue Jesus’ command to care for the “least of these” in the gospel of Matthew (Matthew 25:31-46).

But what do I know?

Last Sunday morning a young lady walked forward at the end of our worship service to bring her struggles before the Lord and His people. We surrounded her, embraced her and listened as she described how God was moving in her heart.

Some of her friends who had come to worship with her surrounded her too. It was obvious they loved her and were thankful for what God was doing.

Oh.

And it turns out the entire group of ladies was from a “Christmas Unwrapped” location.

You know.

One of the locations where people didn’t have the means or the opportunity to come to our church campus at Christmastime.

Guess I was wrong. They found a way.

God found a way.

I created a parameter.

But what do I know?

At the risk of letting myself off the hook, I recognize there is nothing wrong with creating a plan. It is good to have expectations and design anything we do for the Lord with those expectation in mind. Even Jesus used strategic methodologies, such as when He told His disciples they would be His witnesses in Jerusalem, Samaria, and the ends of the earth (Acts 1:8).

Of course, Jesus was…

Well…

Jesus.

He was in a position to know what He was doing. To know the perfect will of His Father in heaven.

But what do I know?

Evidently, not as much as I think.

It’s ok.

In fact, I am praying God will prove me wrong again.

I think He does so quite often, just to keep me honest.

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About LJones

Minister and story teller.
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