Monday, November 16, 2015

Blessed by the Gifts of Others

Yesterday we were blessed by the gifts of others. Our morning worship was wonderful and featured the vocal and instrumental musical talents of many and the speaking gifts of our pastor, worship leader and elders. Together they were able to spread God's grace to hearts throughout the room. The hugs and hospitality of others during fellowship warmed hearts even more and the knowledge and teaching shared in Sunday school classes helped us grow in the Word of God. The leadership exhibited in the board meeting was another gift example of administration and volunteerism.

In the afternoon we were lucky enough to get tickets to attend the BCLUW Drama Department's presentation of "The Wizard of Oz." What fun to watch a number of our church youth who were involved in every aspect of the show. From the amazing sets, costumes and excellent music the play was absolutely delightful. And oh the talent of those students involved was incredible! The dedication of these students to practice for months enabled them to perform their characters flawlessly. I could feel their relief and yet sadness as the final presentation came to an end.  We were so blessed to have experienced this grand undertaking by a small school. It truly took the cooperation and commitment of the whole community to pull off such a remarkable production. Kudos and thank you to everyone involved; we loved it.

"Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God's grace in its various forms" (1 Peter 4:10 NIV).

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