I’m excited about today, Saturday, October 25, 2008, for several reasons. [Thanks for the correction, Scott!]
First, our family and another family have been regularly spending time in a government assisted housing development on Saturday mornings, and occasionally at other times as needs arise. I have not been able to spend time in this neighborhood on the last two Saturdays because I was out of time one week, and my family was sick the next week. So, I’m excited to see the neighbors again.
Second, I’m excited because several people have expressed interest in joining us this weekend. I don’t want to build a huge “Saturday morning ministry”, but I do believe that as people serve God and love others, he will give them more and more opportunities to serve and love. So, while these people may not continue to go with us on Saturday mornings, I do believe that they will get more involved in other people’s lives because of their willingness to start serving. (In fact, I would prefer they spend time in another neighborhood, or in the same neighborhood but on another day.)
Third, I’m excited because a couple has expressed interest in teaching a Bible study in this neighborhood. This is something that I – and some of the neighbors – have been praying about for several weeks. Hopefully, we’ll be able to introduce this couple to some of the neighbors, and they’ll also be able to spend time in the neighborhood with the purpose of teaching Scripture.
So, whatever happens today – and today is certainly in the hands of God, not my hands – I’m excited about the prospects and the opportunities.