Worship with Your Talent
By Ane Mulligan
God has given each of us the ability to do certain things well. If your gift is that of serving others, serve them well. -- Romans 12: 6a & 7a NLT
Jerry sat in the pastor's office, still smarting from Sunday's sermon. "What c-c-can I do? I don't have any t-t-talents to offer God. I can't t-t-teach, I don't sing. Shoot, I can't even t-t-talk."
The pastor, steepling his fingers under his chin, smiled. Just yesterday, the drama director, Ellen, had told him about Jerry building a Noah's Ark for children's church. "You have talent, Jerry, you just don't see it. Tell me, who builds the sets for our drama department?"
Jerry looked incredulous. "B-b-building sets is ministry?""Just because you're not feeding the homeless doesn't mean it isn't ministry. And your hammer speaks quite eloquently for you. Your sets help suspend disbelief and transport the audience to old Jerusalem, so they can experience the crucifixion of the Savior. Many hearts are touched and lives are changed.
The Bible says in 3 John 8, you are a partner in sharing the truth. And those lives that are changed will be counted to you."
Ane Mulligan is a writer, and co-owner of Novel Journey and Novel Reviews.