Do you enjoy looking through and selecting different fabrics? I like to admire all the colors and patterns—from simple to elaborate, from festive to plain and practical. Shimmering, silky, soft, durable . . . the adjectives could go on and on.
I know that fabric doesn’t turn everyone’s head. I enjoy it, but not like my mother and sister, who could spend hours in a fabric store and at their sewing machines.
Even if fabric doesn’t “call your name” as you walk by it, I do want to throw out a fabric challenge to you and myself. The challenge is to become part of the fabric of your church. What do I mean by that?
• To become more than a pew warmer.
• To connect with the hearts of the people.
• To give a part of your heart to them.
• To worship there in your spirit and soul.
How is that really going to look? It’s different for each of us. Just like the varied colors and patterns and textures of fabric, this challenge will play out in diverse ways in our lives as pastors’ spouses.
Some will do it simply. Some will do it with elaborate flare. Few will do it with festivity, and many will do it practically. All types and kinds of involvement and meshing with your congregation will be beautiful.
May our churches feel our love, our involvement, and our care as we choose to be a part of their fabric.