This past weekend, my church (Compass Community Church) held their annual TurkeyFest. Every year at Thanksgiving we provide turkey dinners for family at a local elementary school. For $20 each we fill a box with a turkey, stuffing, cornbread, and several cans of vegetables. Our goal is to provide every family at the school with a dinner. Then the Saturday before Thanksgiving, we assemble and distribute the boxes and throw a party at the school.
I’ve contributed every year, but this was my first year actually participating.
My family and I got up early on a cold Saturday morning. We arrived at the school as the other volunteers were starting to assemble the boxes. Over the period of about an hour over about 50 volunteers assembles over 300 boxes. It was a logistical beauty to behold. Then it was time for the party.
They needed people to serve as greeters at the door. Talk to people? Nope not me.
They needed people to escort the families and help them get their boxes? Talk to people? Nope not me?
They needed people pray with the families? Pray with people….out loud? Absolutely, positively not.
So what did I do? The thing I do best….ZUMBA!!!
Another instructor and I set up shop in the front of the gym and did Zumba for over 2 hours. We had a few adults hop in and out. We did a few line dances. We had an adorable group of school age girls come out to dance with us. And we all had a blast!
1 Corinthians 12:22 says “…those parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable.” In the eyes of many Christians people like me are weak and immature Christians. Afraid, unwilling and reluctant to take a bold stance and reach out to the world. That may be a human perspective, but Paul assures us, that even we cowards have a role to play in the body of Christ.