On Sunday morning, I watched my Youtube pastor extend the invitation. Thirty people joined the church on Sunday. Meanwhile, I don’t know if there were 30 people in attendance at my local church the last time I went. But none the less, I was glad to be in that number.
Of the thirty, there was one who caught my eye. He appeared to be a young man who walked down the center aisle. A deacon embraced him at the altar. The young man nearly collapsed in his arms, as the deacon prayed over him, and whispered words of encouragement over his life. For the entirety of altar call, this deacon wrapped his arms around the young man. After the invitation, the deacon walked beside the young man as he took his next steps. I’ve never seen a more perfect illustration of ministry.
It is our job to meet people where they are. We are to embrace them as they are. We are to pray with them and for them. We are supposed to walk beside them as they take their next steps.
That deacon ministered to that young man on Sunday, and unknowingly, they both ministered to me, who was watching from hundreds of miles away. I think I cried more than either of them.
I’m telling you this because you need to know that your ministry matters. Show up when and how you’re supposed to show up. Serve with a willingness and gladness of heart, and let God do the rest. God will send the people you need to serve, and the people you are supposed to serve with.
Psalm 90:17 And let the beauty of the LORD our God be upon us, And establish the work of our hands for us; Yes, establish the work of our hands.
Lord, please establish and bless the work and the worker.