This won’t be one of those “popular” posts. This won’t be something that people get excited about, or convicted about, or inspired by.
But it matters A LOT
Thank you to the Dads who take time away from their families mid-week to come to practice. Who stay up late playing guitar and listening to the practice tracks on headphones. Who wake up early on a Sunday and miss what might be their only sleep-in opportunity of the week.
Thank you to the students who really don’t have time for worship team, but do it anyway because they love to serve. To the vocalists who sing alone in the car practicing for Sunday on the way to school. To the guitar players and drummers who are always pursuing ways to improve their skills. To the keys players who serve humbly, holding the band together but never asking for the spotlight.
Thank you to the moms who leave their kids at home with dad for the night or the morning, knowing that when they get home they are probably further behind on their to-do list for the week. Thank you to the empty nesters who have served faithfully for years. We need you.
Thank you to the sound techs who are the first ones in and the last ones out. Who have the most important and most thankless job next to the preacher every Sunday. Thank you to the media operators who are way overqualified to follow a script and click a mouse, but do it because they are projecting words of truth for hundreds of people to engage with and respond to. Thanks to the camera operators, what you do is important even when you don’t see it.
I know that it’s not always easy. I know that your families and spouses need you. I know that you have responsibilities. I know that life can be crazy.
And so Thank you for serving
Thank you for giving your best
Thank you for your faithfulness to this ministry
Thank you for loving Jesus