2-Minute Multiplier: Refrigerator
Everyone I know owns at least one. Occupies a place of prominence in the kitchen. The most opened door in the house. Especially if you have teens.
Many have an additional one purring in the garage or utility room. Beverages for all ages. Overflow eats for family gatherings.
We always clean the kitchen one out before taking a trip. No desire to return to fuzzy mold growing on items that shouldn’t be fuzzy.
Refrigerators store perishable food for our bodies. Food that needs restocking by someone in the house. At least until some future transporting technology arrives.
Churches serve as refrigerators for the soul. Yours could be a giant walk-in refrigerator. Or more of a mini-house church variety. Matters not. Someone has to stock it.
You and your family pull open the door either in-person or on-line. You peek in to see what’s for dinner.
You rummage through the cheese drawer seeking a wedge of sharp Irish Dubliner that goes well with the Fuji apple and Castelvetrano olives. Or maybe just a glass of OJ.
Children never think of restocking the fridge. They just open and eat. Pure consumers.
Adults comprehend that consuming and providing go hand-in-hand. Can’t consume without putting something in.
Church is no different. It requires adults who generously restock the soul fridge through their gifts of time and money.
Grace comes to us freely through Jesus’ Spirit and the pages of the Bible. Experiencing that grace in the company of others through the ministry of a church takes adult hearts who understand refrigerators don’t magically refill.
Be generous to your local church. Be an adult who helps the fridge stay full.