Tonight as we worshiped at the Bendz we sang, “Lord I give you my heart” and joined with the children crying out to the Lord. The verse in Psalms 98:4 ” Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth; break forth into joyous song and sing praises” came to mind as we asked the Lord to let not our will, but his be done. Throughout the day we were able to serve those around us while making joyful noise.
We started out the day with a service project where we painted the show room in TransServe. This was the entry to the building where they will be able to showcase and sell local handmade goods. After lunch, we did a craft with children at the feeding program and provided them with a keychain with scripture so that they could take it with them to hide the words in their hearts as Psalms 119:11 says. It has been a constant theme that I’ve noticed throughout the week, to be joyful. Just today it has been amazing to see the joy in the children’s eyes as we play with them at the Bendz, the eagerness as we pass out food in the feeding program, and the excitement when we did the craft with them.
Even though the people we are serving may not have the physical things that we have been blessed with, they have been given the ability to experience joy despite their circumstances, and Lord willingly they will one day be able to experience joy in Christ.
Written by Sarah Luttrell