Wednesday, December 10, 2008

I Snack Amazed

Amazement sneaks up on me sometimes.

I was nuking a couple frozen burritos in the church kitchen, grabbing a paper towel on the way back to my office, and it hit me. This is really a cool place.

I savored the inviting look of the coffee bar, strolled in and admired the auditorium, sat back in my comfortable chair in my wonderful office, looking at the names of the hundreds of people who’ve crossed our paths this fall alone, and let myself feel good about all that God has done in just three years.

And I thought, what kind of limits can I possibly place on what He wants to accomplish through Spout Springs Church? How many lives is God planning to impact in this place? How many marriages is He going to save, how many discouraged people will find purpose, how many searching people will find God?

How many lives will God transform in West Virginia through our LifeSprings WV ministry? How many people will be kept warm and fed because of all the Coats and Cans we’re bringing in this year (and in years to come)? How many people will we touch overseas through Operation Christmas Child and meaningful gifts purchased through WorldVision.org? How many Rwandan coffee growers and entrepreneurial widows will be impacted because we chose to make a difference through what coffee we drink?

I don’t know the answers to these questions, and probably never will on this earth.

But I’m sure it will be amazing.

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