Greetings to the Sarah Jane Johnson Church community of faith,
As I reflect on the ministries and life of the church over the past twelve months, I can’t help but think about the lesson Moses learned from his father-in-law, Jethro, in Exodus 18. Moses was getting overwhelmed with all the work before him, taking care of all those who had escaped Egypt. Moses had been doing it all by himself. Verses 17-19 are clear “Moses’ father-in-law said to him, ‘What you are doing is not good. You will surely wear yourself out, both you and these people with you. For the task is too heavy for you; you cannot do it alone.” Jethro then advises Moses to divide the tasks before him and delegate them to others in the community of faith.
As I reflect on all that Sarah Jane Johnson Church is able to do, I know it all happens because of the many hands who join together in the work of ministry and in the joy of worship. On this Laity Sunday, I can’t help but think of all who have a part in sharing God’s love and I can’t help but be grateful.