On today, we celebrate with our USHERS. Their USHERS’ ANNUAL DAY.
Today, we are all ushers and this day is very important to all members of this church family. Annual days are a time of reflection and thanksgiving. We reflect upon the all sufficiency of our loving, heavenly Father who empowers us as we go about performing our assigned tasks.
It is not our “ability” the Lord is looking for, but rather it is our “availability.” When we make ourselves available to Him, how apropos are the words of this Psalm, penned for the Sons of Korah. “How amiable are thy tabernacles, O Lord of hosts! My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth for the courts of the Lord; my heart and my flesh crieth out for the living God. Yea, the sparrow hath found a house, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, even thine altars, O Lord of hosts, my King, and my God. Blessed are they that dwell in thy house: they will be still praising thee. For a day in thy courts is better than thousand. I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to swell in the tents of wickedness.” (Psalm 84:1-4, 10)
Our love for Him and His house, prompts us to serve His people in His house. Our Ushers do such a good job because of what God does for them and what God does through them. As Pastor, I am grateful to Usher Board President, Craig Miller and to all the wonderful, dedicated members who serve with him, for the fine job that they do through-out the year.
Ushering, as such, is not a glamorous job, but it is a very important job in the house of the Living God! Ushers are caring people who are willing to work without publicity. People who will work diligently and cheerfully at their task, knowing that they are working for the Lord, rather than for men. Thank you Ushers for a job well done and we thank the Lord for our Ushers.
In His Service.
Pastor J. Amos Jones