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I am on the Greeter Team at my church. We have greeters who welcome attendees at the doors and hand out the Sunday programs. We also have greeters who walk around inside the church and welcome people randomly before the service starts. Of the two main greeter jobs, I prefer doing the job of walking around and seeking out people to welcome.
That last sentence I just wrote almost makes me laugh. I love how God works. He takes our weaknesses and uses them for His glory.
If you only knew how petrified I was of people as a child, teenager and young adult. I still remember the fear of walking into Sunday school class as a child. I hated meeting new people. I hated being the new person. I was so shy. I remember the day my Sunday school teacher asked me to place a biblical character on the felt board at the front of the classroom. I can still see my shaking, nervous hand reaching out toward that board.
Did I mention that, today, I am on the greeter team at church? And, I love being a part of this team. I love meeting newcomers and helping them feel welcomed. I have a heart for making people feel comfortable, included and accepted.
My strength comes into its own in your weakness.
(2 Corinthians 12:10 Message)