I am watching the book of Acts

Acts 2:41-42 That day about three thousand took him at his word, were baptized and were signed up. They committed themselves to the teaching of the apostles, the life together, the common meal, and the prayers.

43-45 Everyone around was in awe—all those wonders and signs done through the apostles! And all the believers lived in a wonderful harmony, holding everything in common. They sold whatever they owned and pooled their resources so that each person’s need was met.

46-47 They followed a daily discipline of worship in the Temple followed by meals at home, every meal a celebration, exuberant and joyful, as they praised God. People in general liked what they saw. Every day their number grew as God added those who were saved.

 I love the part in this scripture where the church is mobilized to look after one another. When the message version talks about pooling their resources, we have to consider time as a resource. Time is really valuable! We all need more of it. The New Living translation says “great joy and generosity”. When we are sharing our time generously with one another and taking care of each others needs we are being the church. Taking care of each other is usually forgotten in the discussion of the new testament church. We like to skip it and talk about the miracles instead. But what I am sharing is a miracle to myself and Amberley. 
This last weekend I was supposed to have my floor redone. So I spent a few days ripping up carpet and getting it all down to sub floor. This meant that my one year old could no longer crawl on the floor. But it was ok because the floor would be in soon… then the guy putting in the floor had an accident and only made it through 3/4 of one room. I wasn’t sure what the next step was, I have never put in flooring and with a recent knee surgery wasn’t sure how I could. Then God came through that night  
when some of the worship team from Neighbourhood church showed up to get one room done. They were joined by a friend who chipped in with some extra tools and expertise. Then over the the next few days friends all started helping out making some serious progress on the floor. Right now my house has a revolving door of people who are taking part in this venture. 
I am reminded that this is what the body of Christ looks like, everyone helping each other out and making sure all our needs are being met. 
With that I would like to say thank you to everyone who has been helping us out these last couple of days! I am pleased to report that the upstairs is almost done!!
Thank you guys! Travis, Logan, Haleigh, Chelsea, Chelsea, and James. It means the world to be part of a faith community like this. 

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