Yesterday there was a fun day organized by some of the churches in Colchester. It really was a lot of fun and there were so many great things to do and try. (Those of you who regularly read my blog won’t be surprised to know that the Orchard Baptist activities centred around having fun and helping people to realize that they are unique and special).
As I walked around looking to
pinch ideas from be inspired by the various church activities, I came across a lady who was producing giant bubbles. I watched for a while and was fairly in awe of her cleverness and whatever was in the bubble mixture!
As I watched, she paused to scoop up some bubble liquid and then she handed the length of rope to the boy in the picture (which is used with his parents permission) and this was one of the first bubbles that he produced.
Children are amazing because they don’t generally say that they can’t or won’t because they haven’t done something before. They don’t worry that they haven’t been on a training course or that there might be others who are better at something than them, they often just want to have a go.
Do you ever feel like you don’t have the skills, gifts, talents or resources to serve God? If you do, that is natural but we don’t have to let that stop us.
The bubbles produced by the children were to do with the mixture that was provided for them. It was placed in their hands in a ready to use form and as long as they were willing to have a go, they couldn’t to go far wrong.
This is such a helpful picture of us and God.
If we try to serve God by ourselves and in our own strength, then we will flounder and possibly fail but if we simply trust God and use what He has given us then we will be amazed at what we can accomplish.
You see, when you are serving God, it is not about you. God doesn’t need us, but he does want to work with us, in us and through us, we simply need to join in with what He is doing.
If you would like to think some more about this then you may find ‘Why ‘You can do it!’ is sometimes the wrong thing to say‘ helpful.