Thursday, December 18, 2008

Tidings of Comfort and Joy!

Last night was our last night of Youth Ministry for 2008. The past two years I have had the young people sign up for Salvation Army Bell ringing. I like to have at least two young people and one adult at three different stores in our town. I drive around to say hello and make sure everyone is doing ok. Last year I was unable to do this as I was attending a funeral (it actually worked out pretty good). This year, for the first time, I had some shifts with three young people. Usually once a shift is filled no one else volunteers. Most of the kids had smiles on their faces, accepted a Christmas cookies from me, and wished me a Merry Christmas. A parent even thanked me for all the work I do (always nice to hear). It was a great night! I felt truly blessed. I feel that the longer I stay here the more I get to know the people I am ministering to. These are great kids. I can honestly say I look forward to watching them grow up.
And now I am truly free of most responsibility for two whole weeks. It just feel so good! Oh the ebbs and flows of Ministry. Last week on Wednesday I was so busy I didn't eat lunch (I NEVER skip a meal). Then on Thursday I was at church from 9am-11pm almost straight through. It was crazy! I don't know if I ever pictured what my life would be like after college. I don't think it was this, but for the first time in a long time I can say I'm okay with that.

1 comment:

Kimbrel said...

Don't you love this feeling???