I was nominated recently to become a deacon at my church.
I wasn't so sure I was the right person for the job, but other deacons convinced me that I was already doing the job of a deacon but without the title. (I prefer to work "silently in the background"...)
Deaconships are for 5 years. I compromised and agreed to a one year term.
Two days later I was to attend my first deacons meeting.
As I arrived, early and nervous, for my first meeting I saw some colorful porch decorations.
I couldn't see what the pumpkins said from the driveway..... But I could tel it was some kind of message.
As I walked to the front door, I soon read the colorful sign.
I was quickly overwhelmed with the warmth that comes when someone has done something so wonderful and so unexpected for your benefit.
That's when I knew I was in the right place, with the right group, doing the right stuff.
True fellowship, friendship and welcoming for a very timid new Deacon-in-training.