Today was community service day for Cincinnati Christian University. Ever year a day of class is cancelled and is dedicated fully on getting out and serving as a school. To be honest in the 3 years I’ve been at CCU I’ve never attended and looked at it as a day to sleep in. Yes, I’m guilty. But today I went for the first time because my ecological theology professor required us to help out with a team that is making a community garden on campus.
One side of me went because I had to but another side really wanted to. But the moment I got to campus and encountered the 20+ people already working I experienced a vibe from every single one of them that truly desired and wanted to be there. That started to rub off on me and working was actually super enjoyable. Especially knowing what we were doing and how we were doing it as a community for the community.
But there was one person in particular that really stuck out to me that kept grabbing my attention. He is the head of the business department and the one who organized this garden project. He is a business professor but did all this because of his passion for ecology, the environment and serving.
I went in at 1pm and he was there since 9 in the morning but the whole time he was running around with a joy in his heart and spreading it contagiously. It was a hot day and everything was manual labor but in it all he was smiling and laughing the whole time. I was really convicted and encouraged by that.
In all that I do for the Kingdom I want to be like him. Serving out of my passion and desire. Serving with a smile on my face and spreading good vibes. To do all things with joy.
I saw God today.