Cathy lets me sub in occasionally for sermons or children’s messages now at Tyner UMC. Late last year I did a children’s message using some of the LEGOs our sons played with years ago. J, a young boy in our church, seemed captivated by the LEGOs, so after the service I asked if he would like them. With permission of his grandparents, he very politely accepted them. While those old LEGOs hold a special place in my heart, it was wonderful seeing someone enjoying and using them again. Even giving them away gave me joy remembering how much fun they were to play with. (Don’t worry TJ and Will, Mom says you still have a million LEGOs left.)
Here’s a picture of J during a children’s message recently. He’s the young man on the left.
Doing something kind or deciding to give something to someone won’t always result in getting such a nice thank you. But as I look back at life, the most significant things I’ve done, and many of the most rewarding, were when I made the decision to do something for someone else.
How about you? Might you be getting a nudge to do something for someone else? Might you be holding on to something someone else might benefit from? Perhaps there is a child or special person in your life you might bring some joy to? I can’t guarantee you will get a thank you as special as the one J gave me, but I am sure God will notice and be pleased. And that is more than enough for a follower of Jesus.