Building Up The Temple

Image result for how can I helpThere's a song I've sung since I was a kid, and I still sing it with the preschool class I teach on Wednesday nights.  It's called Building Up The Temple.  Do you remember that one?  

The children love this song because the hand motions are fun and the words repetitive.  When singing this song, I look to the left and to the right with my hands cupped on the sides of my mouth to say, "Sister, won't you help me.  Brother, won't you help me."  And the children smile and giggle with delight.

With children, as young as three and four, there is joy in service.  The thought of being a helper, contributing to the betterment of the group, and doing a good thing is very appealing.

How about us?  Do we have the same joy when called on "Sister, won't you help me.  Brother, won't you help me.  Building up the temple of the Lord?"

In Romans 15:1,2 in The Message Bible it says it like this...

Those of us who are strong and able in the faith need to step in and lend a hand to those who falter, and not just do what is most convenient for us. Strength is for service, not status.  Each one of us needs to look after the good of the people around us, asking ourselves, “How can I help?

It's easy to point out what needs to be done or how it could be done better.  But when was the last time you built up the Temple of the Lord by asking...“How can I help?


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