I found out last night that the pastors were meeting at church this afternoon to wax the tile floors in our hallways. To be honest at first I was a little confused why we were doing it because we have a team at church that usually does stuff like that. But I do enjoy (at times) doing manual labor lol so I thought why not.
I didn’t expect much and just thought we would work and that’s about it, but it ended up being an amazing time. Whenever we get together it’s usually in a meeting or in service or something of that nature so it was great having the opportunity to do something physical as a team for the church. We are always doing things “spiritually” for the church but being able to do something literally for the church was a great privilege.
I was reminded that serving the church includes getting your hands dirty at times and doing things least expected. It was also a time for unity and fellowship within the team that we don’t get to do often. The thing about waxing the floors is you have to do multiple layers and between the layers you have to wait about 30 mins for it to dry.
During those times of waiting we were able to spend a lot of quality time together. We even had the chance to play a game of basketball which I would have never expected to do with our senior pastor but it was a great time. We shared a lot of laughter and joy throughout the day. And after we finished we all went to have pho for dinner. What a way to end the day 🙂
Today I was reminded that being a pastor and leader of the church is much more than just giving a sermon or standing before the congregation. But also doing things behind the scenes and serving in multiple ways. It was a blessing to have the opportunity to serve in such a way today, especially along side my fellow brothers in Christ.
I saw God today.