We all travel through life in a very hurried pace. Sometimes we can
attend religious services, sometimes, we cannot. However, we can
always take a few minutes to thank God for allowing us to be here, and
to serve our respective Grand Bodies.
Read Exodus 4:1-5
My high school church youth group in Michigan went to Jamaica on a mission trip. Our purpose was to assist the residents of a small town who were rebuilding after the devastation of a hurricane. We repaired roofs and windows, hauled away dead trees, sided and painted homes. And we talked and listened to the people.
Mr. Boudreax was an elderly gentleman. He was moved to tears when he saw us walking toward his home carrying paint, brushes, ladders, and hammers. "You're a gift from heaven," he said. "You'll never know what this means to me."
Long ago, God asked Moses, "What is that in your hand?" Moses carried a staff. When he threw it on the ground, it became a snake. Moses' staff was a sign that God was with him.
"What is that in your hand?" Such a simple question! Like Moses, we have work to do for God. Perhaps we carry a book, a hammer, or a plate of food. What we have in our hands can make a difference to other people. Whether our work for God is teaching someone to read, repairing a home, or working in a soup kitchen, we have opportunities to serve others. Every day, God asks us, "What is that in your hand?"