Last Sunday in church many of our little ones (meaning three and under) were an integral part of our worship service. They collected the offering (with a little help). Some took it very seriously, and others thought it was just plain fun. The whole collection process was a little unorganized. Our little ushers didn't always stay together. After taking the offerng they walked up front and kind of meandered around while we all sang the doxology. While Chris was praying, one of them repeated part of his prayer: "We give back a portion of all that You have given to us."
Our offering was beautifully chaotic; however, our little ushers have shown us something significant. They loved taking part in our worship service. They certainly had joy. Each of us can find joy as well in serving the Lord. He has given us all gifts so that we can all be vital in the life of the church. We can serve together. Here at First Baptist we are learning the church is made up of people living out our faith together in the good times and the challenging times.
This is written by Kathleen Blackey, follower of Jesus and co-pastor at First Baptist Church.