We’re getting ready for a wedding at my house! We are knee deep in preparations and the tide is rolling in fast! We’ve purchased fabric, candles, votives, bottles, tablecloths, paint, secured a photographer, talked with a caterer, and the list goes on! My evenings are filled with creating decorations, cutting circles and burning the edges (and my fingers) to make flowers, going to Goodwill in search of treasures that can be re-purposed with a little paint, crafting wedding invitations, looking for a “mom of the groom” dress, and that list could go on and on as well! My front room looks like a wedding blew up and the remnants have spilled over into my dining area!
Someone from the outside may say, “you guys are crazy!” But I’m not complaining! I LOVE it! I’m excited to be able to do these things for my son and future daughter-in-love. I’m so happy to share these special moments with them and to help out in any way I can (and that they’ll let me)! This is a special time for them and will ultimately lead to a day that will change their lives forever. I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world.
This got me thinking about all the preparation that teachers put in week after week as they get ready for Sunday School, VBS and other events in kids ministry – studying the Bible passage, cutting out kit items, mailing post cards to visitors and absentees, making that late-night WalMart run. Does it take some time to do it well? Sure! Is it worth it? Every second! The impact a leader can make on the kids she teaches every week can lead to a decision that will change a child’s life forever!
Galatians 6:9 (HCSB) tells us: “So we must not get tired of doing good, for we will reap at the proper time if we don’t give up.” Do you know you’re doing a good work? Are you excited about all the preparations you’re making for that child’s “big day?” Let these words encourage you to continue on this journey that God has invited you to be a part of. Your efforts are worth it! And, while you may never know on this earth the impact you’ve made, you’ll see great results when you get to Heaven!
Blessings my friends!