Today’s Reading Acts 1-6
I, like many other people in my generation, grew up watching the Looney Tunes. While bugs Bunny will forever be my favorite, I grew to have an affinity for Roadrunner cartoons as well. It was very amusing watching the roadrunner have a battle of wits with a coyote. Crazy idea after crazy idea never seemed to work with the coyote.
This wasn’t just any coyote we were to learn in time. The coyote in question was Wile E. Coyote, super genius. He told us this on several occasions. Yet, this super genius time and time again had his carefully laid out plans thwarted by the speed and wits of the roadrunner. No package from Acme could help him it seemed. He was over his head.
I have been there and I am sure you have as well. Not chasing a roadrunner but in over our heads. Perhaps you have been in a situation where you took on a role and it soon became too much. There was more needed than you were led to be or perhaps the role simply changed because of a situation.
In the sixth chapter of Acts, we see the same thing happening. there was a growing need among the Greeks in the church that their widows were not getting cared for daily. This was a serious concern and was treated as such by the disciples. They were in the midst of bringing more people into the church daily and this was the type of thing that could stop this forever.
What they realized was that they could not be the ones to care for the widows. They needed more help. It was not possible for them to be able to do everything that needed done and the ministry that they were called to was a ministry for all believers. The ministry continued and people got fed and cared for daily.
The church is notorious for burning people out. IT is what we do too often. New folks come in and they get fired up and we burden them with too much stuff. Faithful people who have been around for a long time are reliable so we do the same to them. We need to learn to engage others and ask for help often.
Wile E. Coyote never learned this lesson, don’t be Wile E. Coyote!
We are in Day 25 of a 40 day read through the New Testament challenge today. The first 30 days of readings are listed below.
***End Note ***
First 30 Days of Reading
Day 1 – Ash Wednesday
Thursday Day 2 – Mark 5-8
Friday Day 3 Mark 9-12
Saturday Day 4 Mark 13-16
Monday Day 5 1 & 2 Thessalonians
Tuesday Day 6 Galatians
Wednesday Day 7 Philippians & Colossians
Thursday Day 8 Philemon & Ephesians
Friday Day 9 Matthew 1-7
Saturday Day 10 Matthew 8-12
Monday Day 11 Matthew 13-18
Tuesday Day 12 Matthew 19-24
Day 13 Wednesday Matthew 25-28
Thursday Day 14 1 Corinthians 1-9
Friday Day 15 1 Corinthians 10-16
Saturday Day 16 2 Corinthians 1-13
Monday Day 17 Romans 1-8
Tuesday Day 18 Romans 9-16
Wednesday Day 19 Luke 1-3
Thursday Day 20 Luke 4-7
Friday Day 21 Luke 8-11
Saturday Day 22 Luke 12-16
Monday Day 23 Luke 17-21
Tuesday Day 24 Luke 22-24
Today Wednesday Day 25 Acts 1-6
Thursday Day 26 Acts 7-10
Friday Day 27 Acts 11-16
Saturday Day 28 Acts 17-22
Monday Day 29 Acts 23-28
Tuesday Day 30 1 & 2 Timothy and Titus