A healing that leads to a friend being fed. Friends being fed that leads to neighbors being healed.
Care is given that enables and empowers even more to be done. When have you received something that led to so much more? When have you given or done something that has created the ability to do more?
At the church I think of the time, talents, and treasures that empower the work of the G.R.A.C.E. Center, the Cup of Cold Water ministry, Community Connections work (The Lot on 22nd St., Youth On Their Own, TIHAN, etc., etc.) and our worship life.
Jesus, after doing everything he did that evening, needed something to go further.
He found solace and a time to pray. That empowered him to respond when approached by his disciples, "“Let us go on to the neighboring towns, so that I may proclaim the message there also; for that is what I came out to do.” And he went throughout Galilee, proclaiming the message in their synagogues and casting out demons."
May worship be a space to receive grace and peace, so that you may be able to go out and share the good news of God in Jesus Christ.