Today when we were up and out by 6:45 am (the time I’m normally just getting off work to go to bed I noticed that the sun was not shining as bright in our windows (and my eyes) as it has the last two mornings. It rained during the night, and it looked like our high for the day was only going to be 60 degrees. I think that is good working weather. You keep moving. But mother nature changed her mind and it got up to 72 degrees.
Since it was a half day today, some of crews that might have finished their sites today will for sure tomorrow. We were one of those sites. We will most likely finish tomorrow and then get moved to a new site on Friday. Just an FYI – my wasp-proofing dilemma has been solved. I’ll post a picture tomorrow.
Since we have nine folks in our group, we went to see all the youth’s work sites and saw what their projects were. There were two decks and a set of stairs built, one crew painting inside the house and the 5 others were painting the outside of the house. For supper, we grilled out by Lake Michigan, and walked out on a pier to a light house. On the way to the light house Taylor lost her volleyball in the lake and had to be lowered down to pick the ball up with her feet. But Wilson is safe and sound! Then after youth group devotions, the group went for ice cream at The Blast Soft Serve.
Today’s theme is humility, based off the scripture from Philippians 2:3-5 “Don’t push your way to the front; don’t sweet-talk your way to the top. Put yourself aside, and help others get ahead. Don’t be obsessed with getting your own advantage. Forget yourselves long enough to lend a helping hand. Think of yourselves the way Christ Jesus thought of himself.”
We were asked what is humility? Again, we had many different answers. But I think the bottom line is that we don’t think so highly of ourselves, that we miss the whole point of why Christ Jesus came and gave his life for us on the cross; to serve others as he served us.
What does humility is to you? I just want to leave you with this saying the Pastor Glen would say before he would start his sermon…“may there be less of me and more of you”