I’m getting my equipment ready for Day of Hope, which is this Saturday and Sunday. Last year I served with my kids, and a number of other volunteers, at Little Cedars Elementary School. With the amount of people helping on the project, we were able to make some significant improvements for the school.
Day of Hope reminds me of a story in the bible. In fact, Pastor Dan preached on this story two months ago. It’s found in John chapter 6, and it’s a story of Jesus feeding 5,000 people. What most people don’t realize, the real hero in the story is a little boy who gave up his lunch that day. He gave two fish and five loaves of bread and he placed them in Jesus’ hands, and amazing things happened. The bible said all 5,000 people ate, and I don’t think the 5,000 included kids or wives. All of them were fed, it even says they were full in the end. After everyone ate, there were still 12 baskets of food left.
It’s a principle when we make a sacrifice and place something in Jesus’ hands. Jesus can impact a lot of people and that’s what Day of Hope is really all about. It’s about us giving our time and placing it in Jesus’ hands and watching him do miracles and make incredible impacts in our community.
If you have already signed up for Day of Hope, that’s great, we’re gonna have a lot of fun serving the community with you. If you haven’t planned on joining us, I encourage you to do so. We are going to make an impact in the community, so I encourage you to be there!