Philippians 2:3-4 tells us: “In humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.”
The sad thing is, this is so opposite of the world we live in today. The culture of our day says, “It’s all about me!” It’s about my wants, my needs, and my interests. But I’m so thankful this is not true when it comes to the people in our church.
Because of the unexpected passing of my wife’s dad, she ended up being gone for over a month and I was gone for two weeks myself. During that time, numerous people stepped up to help and take care of things while we were gone.
We had people drop off meals when my wife first left. We received numerous calls, texts and emails from others willing to help in whatever way possible. For Sunday services, many others stepped up and filled holes that were left by me and my family being gone.
It was such a blessing to see the church be the church: To see people do what Paul talks about there in Philippians 2 and put the interest of others above their own.
I’m so thankful for all who helped and offered to help over this past month. We are so encouraged by their love and generosity. And we are so blessed to have a church that lives and loves so selflessly!