1 Corinthians 12:12-14
“Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. For we were all baptized by one Spirit so as to form one body—whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free—and we were all given the one Spirit to drink. Even so the body is not made up of one part but of many.”
G4G Ministries participates in an annual partnership with Kintegra Health, surrounding churches, Food Lion, and willing volunteers every year for the Statesville High School Back-to-School Bash. This year, we grilled 2,200 hot dogs and supplied a warm lunch to those who were picking up donated school supplies for the approaching school year.
In the raw heat of summer, the volunteers sported a variety of patterned masks and gloves. As hot dogs came off the grill, our six assembly lines worked tirelessly to put together the 2,200 bagged lunches. Each car that drove through the COVID-friendly event was met with a smile, a drink, and a warm meal. After the cars and individuals exited our lot, they were directed to the school supply volunteers.
At G4G Ministries, we live for our weekend grilling events. As we take our mobile grilling and ministry impact team to low-income neighborhoods, we see the Lord’s hand in bringing his mission to fruition. We truly believe he called us, at G4G, to feed individuals who are forced to go without. However, there is an indescribable BEAUTY in watching the Lord’s people come together for his overall Kingdom. As people of different talents, organizations and backgrounds gathered together this past Saturday, we were able to meet a mission that was undoubtably bigger than any of us could have dreamed!
Grace, in and of itself, is a perfect reminder that we were not called to do it all on our own. Today, I am especially grateful for the various backgrounds, stories, and life experience that led each individual to be the hands and feet of Jesus on earth. How humbled I am to have seen a small glimpse of the many parts of Christ’s body working together, as one, this past weekend!
Layn Tallent Thomas