I came away from our church leadership meeting wondering about my contribution in the body of Christ. What am I doing with my gifts? What am I doing as the hands of feet of the Lord? What is my contribution?
I pray for people—when it occurs to me. I mostly let other people do what they like to do, without interfering or helping—unless asked.
I take my turn in the toddler’s nursery. I take my turn making coffee. I join in worship. I listen to the message. I’m available to pray for people if they want prayer.
I have faith. I truly believe God answers our prayers. I believe He heals people.
I’m inclined to encourage people.
The morning after the church leadership meeting I woke up with a picture in my head. I saw a punch bowl filled with cut-up peaches. The bowl sat in the centre of a long table covered with a white table cloth and up on a stage.
There were no other dishes on the table.
There were no chairs around the table.
Instead of a ladle, there was a paint brush—the kind you would use to paint a house—in the bowl with the peaches.
Does the picture I saw have anything to do with the church leadership meeting?