"Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God's grace in its various forms." 1 Peter 4:10
Helen Keller once wrote, "Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." This was most certainly the case this past weekend when, by working together at the fourth annual Frog Hill Half Marathon/10k and Leapfrog 5k, so much was accomplished. You see, this race is more than just a "race". It's a time when many members of the community, from different groups and organizations and with different skills and talents, work together to create an event they feel is important for giving runners and walkers an opportunity to achieve their goals and have a great time while doing it.
And you know, when it comes to using our individual talents to benefit those around us, the Bible is clear that each of us "should use whatever gift" we "have received to serve others." And that's exactly what happened on Friday and Saturday. Those individuals who had the gift of organizing, gladly organized the water stations and registration tables. Those who had the gift of photography took pictures.Those who had the gift of encouragement made signs and cheered on the participants throughout the course and at the finish line, and those with leadership skills took the lead to coordinate the volunteers and ensure they were at their proper locations. Can you imagine one person trying to do all that? It just wouldn't work, would it?
So may we all use our God-given talents to work alongside one another, as He intended, to do great things in our homes, our churches and in our communities knowing that "together we can do so much." This race was surely testimony to that!
Heavenly Father, thank you for those people who are willing to serve expecting nothing in return. Help us to be "those people" and use our gifts to help others. Thank you Lord for using this race, and those that helped to make it happen, to show our community the love of Christ. It's in your precious name we pray Jesus. Amen.
World Changers - Matthew West
As you can see, it took a lot of volunteers!