Thank you, Lord, for those faithful ones we never see on front pages or in important spaces…
– for those who study and write and preach and plan services, for their faithful service feeds your people, week after week.
– for those who endure lock-ins and pizza nights and summer camps and earplugs-required concerts, for they are building the future leaders of the church
– for those who play with blocks or make the Scriptures come alive for little ears, for they have cared for “the least of these”
– for those who sit in waiting rooms and hallways and outside surgery suites, for they bring your comfort and your peace
– for those who hold the hands of the dying and wipe the tears of the bereaved, for they proclaim the promised resurrection
– for those who march and sing and pray and protest, for they stand up to evil and bring your Light of truth
– for those who cook meals and shelter the homeless, for they have welcomed you into their midst.
– for those who fold programs or prepare the sanctuary for worship, for they create a welcoming haven for strangers and parishioners
For all your faithful ones, clergy and laity, we give thanks.
Rev. Deborah Vaughn (aka “Rev. Deb”) is a hospice chaplain endorsed by the Alliance of Baptists, and Assistant Minister at Twinbrook Baptist Church in Rockville, MD. She blogs at An Unfinished Symphony, and was a contributor to There’s a Woman in the Pulpit. She is an avid Buckeye fan and lives with her family outside Washington, DC.
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