By Lance Cordle
Even though the calendar for this year has announced that spring has arrived, the weather seems to be lagging behind. However, you can still use this time to become more active, especially in matters of what you believe and teach. James wrote, “Show me your faith apart from your works and I will show you my faith by my works.” (James 2:18). Here are some things that most of us can easily do:
- Cook or buy a meal and take it to a person who is “shut-in” at home.
- Cook or buy food to help with meals for families on the day of the funeral of a loved one.
- Help an elderly person/couple with light chores around their house.
- Befriend a widow or widower.
- Volunteer to sit with some of our kids from our neighborhood whose parents are not at worship with them.
- Help cook a Wednesday evening meal for our kids from our neighborhood.
- Visit, send cards or help with sewing “little dresses” on Monday nights designated as Monday Night for the Master.
- Volunteer to help get the campus of West Kentucky Youth Camp ready for sessions this summer.
- Be involved as a worker in Work Camp this summer.
- Look around your “normal” area of the auditorium during worship and notice those who are missing—visit or call them in the coming week.
- Make a special effort to speak meaningfully to those you meet at worship and Bible study— try to truly encourage with your words.
- Memorize a passage of scripture for your own benefit, whether it is one verse or a block of verses (maybe even a chapter).
- Volunteer to drive someone to/from treatments for physical ailments, or for regular doctors’ office visits.
- Be aware of announcements that say the activities building will be used for a meal or another activitylool and help assemble tables, chairs, etc. for that event. You can also serve during and after the meal.
- Lance Cordle preaches the Calvert City Church of Christ in Calvert City, KY. He may be contacted through the congregation's website: http://www.calvertchurchofchrist.com