Monday, January 7, 2008

God's Helpers

A Restoration Church is starting in the South Hills of Pittsburgh!

I was just thinking today about some of the unusual helpers God is using in the process of building His church.

One has black hair and big brown eyes. She is very quiet and sweet. Her name is Susie. She has the ability to capture hearts quickly with her sweet gentle spirit. The people she meets in the doctor's office or at the "hair dresser" all love her. Who could find an invitation to church threatening in the presence of such a sweet, loveable dog?

These helpers are two. They are both very small. They help in amazing ways given their size and age. One may take up the offering. The other may join in joyful praise as we sing. One or both may share a concern during our sharing time or even offer to pray aloud. Who can be threatened by sharing or singing or praying when one or another of our resident four-year-old twins are such happy, willing participants?

There are other examples, but the point is that God uses unexpected helpers in unexpected ways to do His work in His world. I guess that means He can use just about anybody with a willing heart! It is certainly something to think about!

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