Thursday, April 01, 2010

Holy Week

We have returned from Salt Lake City.

It was great to make the trip and to run down to the UMCOR depot and to see the evidence of the work of the connection of the United Methodist Church. It was a little humbling and anti-climatic to drop off our 128 kits in amongst the thousands of others. We were reminded that it is simply many small efforts that create those thousands of kits and supplies loaded in the 22,000 square feet of the facility there.

The drive down was uneventful and we arrived at the warehouse around 4:00 in the afternoon after departing from Boise around 10:00 in the morning. We had a nice walk around downtown Salt Lake City. Our hotel was across the street from the home of the NBA team and the home team was having a game that night. It was nice to see the activity of the city and it had such a calm peaceful feeling to the place even with the activity.

I don't know how God will make use of those health and layette kits. I don't know where the will end up or who will unwrap them or what difference it will make but I trust it will make a difference and that 128 lives will be a little better off because of the effort.

Today is Holy Thursday, a time to be at service because we remember the great love Jesus has for us. Go, serve, do.