PRAYER: Lord, grant us the courage to give foolishly so that we can experience the bliss of life to the full.
This was our prayer last week as we talked about the privilege and blessing of giving. The more we give the more blessed and fulfilled our life becomes.
I have seen that prayer in action here on The Ridge.
Last Friday as I pulled up the brand new paved driveway I saw two individuals mowing The Ridge Campus. There were several others working on some landscaping. Later Friday afternoon still others showed up to feed the Murphysboro Football team. In addition, many more had prepared desserts to serve the football team. The menu we served included Chicken Tetrazzini, Salad, Green Beans, and a great assortment of desserts. Of course preparing the food involved the efforts of even more people.
In addition to feeding the Murphysboro team, the week before we fed the Carbondale football team. We also recently hosted an outreach Dog Fair event, including many volunteers and participants from The Ridge.
I can’t forget to mention that The Ridge was well represented on SIU move in day, as we assisted students as they settled into their new abodes. Be assured there are many Ridge folks who give foolishly, for this is The Ridge Way: “Reaching Out to Others, Serving Others, Sharing Jesus with Others”
We Labor Together with God, Wes