Sunday mornings can go at a fast and furious pace. If we aren’t strategic, we can miss key relational connections. Gather your team of volunteers for a brief gathering before the serving begins. Answer any questions about the curriculum and ask for prayer requests. Then read the following devotion before praying for the day:
Waiting. It’s the best. Said no one ever. Waiting is particularly hard for preschoolers. When they play, you’ll see them snatch the toy away from a friend when “waiting their turn” is taking forever. They’ll scream and cry when they don’t get their way. And the truth is, even as adults, we sometimes act in a similar way. We huff and puff if the grocery store line takes a little too long. We get frustrated and raise our voices at our kids when they don’t move fast enough and we’re running late. We fire off an angry email when a subordinate is late yet again to the weekly meeting. Patience is HARD. But there is good news. God knows we cannot respond in patience in our own strength. Because of Jesus and what He has done, because He has sent a helper to us, we can show patience in the midst of super frustrating or annoying situations. What a relief to know that it’s not about us. Because [Bottom Line] Jesus gives me the power to do everything.
As your leaders prepare to leave, ask them the key question and say the bottom line together.