We handed out treat bags last night to area kids . We gave away ALL of the bags and met A LOT of nice people! They seemed really happy that we were giving away the candy and that they had a safe place to bring their kids to get candy! One lady kept saying, "This is so nice that a church is giving out candy and I know it is safe". And a lot of little kids were excited because the treat bags were in their words, "awesome"! One little boy said, "you don't just give away a little candy, you guys give away A LOT of candy; SWEET!" and thanks to having young nephews and nieces, I know that SWEET is the word that means we did REALLY good! =)
It felt good to see all of the smiling faces and our youth interacting and meeting new friends, hopefully! We did not do this to get people to come to our church, although that would be nice! We did this to serve. Think about that for awhile. I think all too many times we are to focused on "getting them in church" (which don't get me wrong, we should focus on that) but in the process of getting them "saved" or "forgiven" or "baptized" or "in the church" we forgot to find out who they are. We forget that Jesus called us to SERVE as well as to spread the gospel. What are your thoughts? Do you get what I am saying? Just something I have been thinking about a lot lately.
Anyway, we had a great time! And wonderful fellowship with our brothers and sisters, as well!
HAVE A SAFE & HAPPY HALLOWEEN, EVERYONE!!!!
In love with Jesus. Wife to my best friend & man I love more than life. Mama to 4 amazing God given blessings. Proud Homemaker & Homeschooler. Living life with it's ups and downs and blogging about it!