Everyone that knows me well knows that I am a thrifty person. Others may say cheap, but I prefer thrifty because it sounds better. I know that can be a bad thing, but I’m fairly proud that God created me fearfully and wonderfully in this way. One thing I am discovering, however, is that thrifty and convenient do not go together very well.
Our world is wired for convenience. We went from internet to high-speed internet. From 3G to 5G. And now we’ve discovered that fast food isn’t even convenient enough for us, so we want the food to be fast and also delivered right there onto our doorsteps. You can Door Dash, Grub Hub, or Uber Eat your way into the easy, leisure-filled lifestyle. But all of that comes with a cost. The food prices are higher. Delivery fees are added. And all of that doesn’t even include the tip for the driver. The truth is that convenience comes with a cost.
As you read this, we are wrapping up another year of VBS at Eastmont. And I can’t help but think about the many faithful volunteers that have served so dutifully this week. It’s rewarding to serve but never that easy.
For the world, it seems that convenience is costly. But for Kingdom work, the opposite can be true…inconvenience can be costly. Some of you postponed vacations to help out. Others took time off of work. Whatever the case, you could have done anything else, but you chose to love on kids for a week. It would not be a stretch to say that those actions made an eternal impact in the lives of some of these children. From all of us here at Eastmont: We appreciate you being inconvenienced for Jesus.