Simple Acts

And if anyone gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones who is my disciple, truly I tell you, that person will certainly not lose their reward.  Matthew 10:42

Our church is hosting Science in the Summer this week.  It is an annual program that teaches kids some really great stuff.  One year was physics (simple machines) last year was DNA (they even extracted DNA samples from strawberries).  This year it is the science of sports.  And since it is blazing hot this week, we set out some water.

I believe the church should offer its building to organizations for the good of the hospitality

community.  We host AA, NA, Senior Citizen groups, an exercise group and a host of others. We even open the doors to the public during the Memorial Day Parade so people can use our rest rooms.

The church should be the center of a community, and simple acts like this create that environment.  Will we get tons of new people in worship through this?  No.  But that is not the reason we do it.  We do this because we are followers of Jesus, and He calls us to be hospitable and loving.  It’s as simple as that.  Yet when we love as we are called to love, these acts begin to add up.  And maybe, just maybe, someone who is in need of spiritual hope will remember that little church that offered a cup of water.

Grace and Peace,


One thought on “Simple Acts

  1. Just preached from this text a few weeks ago. Had the pleasure of quoting from a letter from a church member in the 1890s citing this verse. Good for you, the saints of HPC, the residents of Honeybrook and the Kingdom of God. Too often we seek great acts and glory (think James and John and their mother). Jesus teaches us simple acts can become great acts. So this week’s Lectionary reading is on the mustard seed.

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