Tuesday, January 25, 2011
What if there's only one?
4:10 p.m. Today's project was to prepare for our Heart to Home ministry's first class, Scrapbooking Memories, by instructor Candy Bunyan. Like our trip through Colorado where we saw this elk, memories of special occasions deserve a lovely setting to preserve them in. Since scrapbooking takes organization, motivation and embellishments to add pizzaz to the pages, it's great to offer the ladies of Calvary Chapel Moreno Valley instruction in producing a professional quality keepsake with minimal frustration.
We had a late start scheduling classes, and wanted to have a grouping of at least three choices for our 8 1/2 x 11" flyers, for a more economical use of resources. So the class only had one Sunday, two days ago, for sign-ups. Since it's a two week class, I'll take sign-ups for next week, and trooper Candy assures that the ladies will finish their book in either one week or two.
As of this morning, she has one student, but she'll teach the class, and I'll open with a devotional as if the room were full. I am reminded of when Abraham was warned by God that Sodom and Gomorah were going to be destroyed (Genesis 18). In verse 32, God agrees that if even ten righteous people can be found, He won't destroy the city. Amazingly, not even ten could be found, and the rest is history--nothing left on that plain but salt!
Our God faithfully deals with each of us, in Christ, as if we were the only one who need saving! I Timothy 1:15 says, "This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners" (and Paul adds)"of whom I am chief."
Each of us could make that claim!
And if Christ would have died to save even one of us, we can serve and minister to one class member. Could we do any less?