These colorful welcoming signs are found in thousands of towns across our land. They remind us, however, that local civic organizations operate voluntarily. Whereas local churches do not.
This is significant. Several thousand of churches will close this year due to the lack of money for staffing.
Our Lord - did he not say that the children of darkness are sometimes wiser than the children of light? And no, that's not to suggest that the men and women involved in local service groups are somehow against Christ's Kingdom. We know better. I'm just borrowing a figure of speech. As I pray for new kinds of churches and new kinds of leaders.
Down through the ages, echo the words of the Apostle: These hands provided for me, my necessities, and for them who were with me. I lived accordingly as an example to you (elders).