Southwinds has always been a church of caring, giving and providing. Have you ever wondered how everything gets done? Behind every meal, in every class, in every worship service, at the building, in homes or in the community, people are doing God’s work. Faithful Christians who give of themselves: their time, talents and compassion for Christ and sharing His word.
Last Sunday Nathan introduced two new involvement surveys (if you didn’t get one, they are on the back table; one for men and one for women). Many will fill out the survey indicating they are willing to serve in some capacity. A few members will wait to be asked directly to serve and others will choose not to serve at all. Kind of reminds me of the “Parable of the Sower,” in Luke 8.
All of us have different gifts entrusted to us by God. How we prioritize our time to use our gifts says a lot about our commitment to Christ. Time is a precious commodity and something we always wish we had more of in our lives. We marvel at a runner who can complete a mile sprint in less than four minutes. It takes hard work, hours of training, and they endure a lot of fatigue and pain. Compare that to the 4 X 400 relay in which almost any high school track team can easily complete in less than four minutes. Both are covering a mile in less than 4 minutes but by dividing the work, those on the relay team finish the race with energy to spare.

“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” – Galatians 6:9.

Chris Shanks, elder, Southwinds Church of Christ