shoebox packing party
i look forward to this for months
it is our second year (first year)
2:00pm (starting time of said party) and i looked at the tables and thought well i don't think we going to have that many
there is no way will have as many as last year
the tables had just a few items
and i thought it doesn't matter though
what matters is that we will have good shoeboxes for a little boy or girl
we will fill them with love and prayers
and even if it was one that would be enough
but we packed and we packed and we loved and we prayed
the kids colored their sheets and I spelled North Carolina at least 10 times
we carried them up and around the alter
we bowed our heads and we prayed one more time for these boxes and the children they will greet
and we walked away
and they were loaded up
when they walked downstairs and said 104
i had to laugh
and to think I had doubted
I had thought there wouldn't be enough
you see God is always MORE
more than enough
More than we thought
More than we imagined
and if we take the first step
if we reach out just a little bit
He will prove it time and time again
He doesn't use the extraordinary, He uses the ordinary to do extraordinary.
How has God used your service lately to do more than you thought?
If you aren't familar with the organization Samaritan's Purse, let me introduce you.
They do service and they do it well, from diaster relief to operation christmas child they reach out to those who need and you can easily get involved, which I encourage you to do.