So last Thursday (Aug 14th) I was at my church attending our monthly Deacon meeting. One of the items discussed was our Helping Hands ministry, a service that we provide to people who need a meal, or a door painted, or whatever. Mark commented that no one was using it, and wondered why. “Some people are too proud to ask for help,” said Debby. Some people might not even know we have this ministry. I said, “Well, maybe if we announced it in church that we have this ministry, and gave examples of the things we can help with, then our members may use it. For instance, God has given me the gift of giving rides to people, like to doctor appointments for example.” We decided that we needed to get new helpers, and post a list of the kinds of things we can help with in our monthly newsletter. After ending our meeting with the Lord’s prayer, we all went home. The next morning, Friday, at 10:04am, my phone rang. I answered it, and the person on the other end was my elderly lady neighbor. “Patty? This is Louise. Are you one of the people who gives rides to people?” “Why yes, Louise, I am. What can I help you with?” “Well, I need a ride to my doctor’s office. I have an appointment at 11am.” “Sure, Louise. I’d be glad to take you. What time should I pick you up?” “Really? Really? You will really give me a ride?” “Sure, sure. It’s a pleasure.” So, I took her to her appointment and brought her back home. Funny thing was, she doesn’t go to my church, and she certainly wasn’t at the Deacons meeting the night before.
With God, all things are possible.