“Jump In” Joyce Wenzke

WAY #8   JUMP IN sounds like you need courage… It gives the impression that it can be scary… It is out of my comfort zone … No experience, no know-how. These thoughts can cloud our desire to try.
I had lived in this town for several years when I followed my second grade son to First Presbyterian Church. I used to feel insignificant, unworthy and just plain unimportant. The people of this church encouraged me to build a relationship with Jesus Christ. While getting to know Him better I found I had a heart to help.
I have put my toe into the water of FPC in many places. Sometimes it takes a few moments (minutes, days, hours) for my fearful thoughts to be calmed. Then I step forward.
I can clean up after an event … pick up the bagels for Sunday … volunteer to answer phones in the church office … help a neighbor learn Excel … send a note to someone who lost a pet … create new name tags for those who are missing theirs or for our new members … help with weddings here … or whatever, or whoever, I see needing help.
The blessings fill me to overflowing with pure joy and new friends. I feel part of a family that cares. Each time I “jump in” I am not overwhelmed, because love is here to hold me up. It’s the love of our Lord Jesus and the love of our church family.
Do you have a desire to help in some way? Time can slide by before you have the guts (or courage) to jump in. Just think of that first jump into water this summer. The cold is a shock to the body. But wait … in a few moments your body has adjusted to the cool and it is delightful! Listen for God to touch your heart and jump in. Feel the delight!
Jump In! – I’ll be there with you. Elder Joyce Wenzke