Humor, Perspective, Community
By Ken McCoy • JumpStart Ministries • Charlotte, North Carolina
I walked downstairs this morning and heard Jeannie giggling at a video someone had shared on social media. It was about the weirdness of conference calls. Of course, after I fed the dog and made my coffee, I watched too. And laughed!
You can see it here. I think I laughed so much because of the many “conference calls” that COVID-19 has forced on all of us.
Then, Allen Weed and I had a text conversation about this blog article. He asked, “What is the Lord saying to you that would be encouraging to our fellow youthworkers? For instance, I just am reading Proverbs 21 and v5 is interesting: The plans of the diligent lead surely to advantage, but everyone who is hasty comes surely to poverty. Principles: be diligent in uncertain times, plan and be intentional in what you do, but don’t be hasty and unfocused. We all need God’s Word as the bedrock each day. Just a thought.”
Starting the day off with a bit of humor and some eternal perspective isn’t bad!
Since ministry happens person-to-person, not program-to-person, we are all scrambling to create authentic ministry these days. Our kids are SO over having Zoom meetings. Our volunteers are too. We are tired of being stuck at home!
Here is one way that Jeannie and I have created a little bit of community where we live. We’ve noticed that a bunch of our neighbors are walking the neighborhood in the evenings – especially since the weather has been so nice lately. While we were walking one evening before sunset, we heard a guy playing acoustic guitar on his front porch, and around a couple of corners, a college student was playing cello. So we wondered if all the musicians in the neighborhood would come outside at the same time and play. We set Saturday, 5:30-6:30pm as the time, and used our networks to get the word out.
What a GREAT experience! There were TONS of people out, enjoying the music and the sense of community. It was SO needed, and we’ve done it twice now – and will continue while the weather holds.
Humor, Perspective, Community – it’s what we need to get through these weird days!
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