My first experience at Lifeline Pregnancy Help Clinic involved addressing and sealing envelopes. I know it sounds mundane, but if you’ve ever volunteered at Lifeline, whether by preparing huge stacks of newsletters to be mailed around the country or by counting up pennies and dimes from Lifeline’s Baby Bottle Blessing collection, you may have discovered the therapeutic nature of the little things. There’s something satisfying about completing a small task for a big mission. Counting change might not seem like savings lives, but God has a history of shaking the world through the smallest means.
An eager crowd surrounds Jesus, hungry for miracles. Oh, and for food, too. All that’s around is a kid with some bread and fish. Surely not enough to put a dent in the 500+ rumbling tummies. But God provides: He transforms finite matter into endless blessings. Everyone has more than enough to eat, so much so that the leftovers filled twelve baskets.
Another kid named David killed the giant of an oppressive army by picking out five smooth stones for his slingshot. God met him right where David was at and made his shot count.
Not to mention that time when God filled the tiny frame of a baby so that He might redeem the universe.
What if we trusted the Almighty with our tiniest moments? He’s given us more than enough evidence to know that He will take our uninspiring offerings and breathe significance into them.
Our work at Lifeline consists of these little offerings. God has revealed so much of His love to this community by multiplying the strength of our human tasks, creating Christ-sized results. He utilizes the skill and time of countless volunteers, some giving an hour once a year to address newsletters and others giving multiple hours a week to organizing the Baby Boutique.
Does the idea of small efforts for a big purpose intrigue you? Here are some ways you can volunteer at Lifeline:
Lifeline welcomes the willing hands of a servant offering to let God multiply his or her gifts. Your place in this ministry is one only your uniquely-crafted talents can fill. He is faithful, and like the boy with the bread and fish or David with the rocks, He will meet you right where you are so that His love would be known.
By Kathryn Farmer