They will walk with me, dressed in white, for they are worthy. 5He who overcomes will, like them, be dressed in white. I will never blot out his name from the book of life, but will acknowledge his name before my Father and his angels. Revelation 3:4-5
The last few days have been consumed by auction preparations. Overall, the work has not been hard. I passed out a sign up sheet in Sunday School. All the jobs were filled except registration and check out. I have not had to worry about desserts, collecting donations or baskets, cooking the food, or decorating. All of that is out of my hands and in someone else’s very capable ones. I don’t know if the computer intimidates people or if they want to do all their work prior to the auction and then, enjoy the event, but it has been very hard to find anyone willing to sit at the computer that night and enter data about people and auction items. I finally found two people, but needed three, so guess who will be the third? Really the person in charge of the auction ought to be free to float, answer questions and solve problems, but hopefully I can do both. In the meantime, I have been working to get as many auction items entered in to the computer before the auction. Each night, I enter information into the computer. The program that we are using is very easy and quick. It has simply been a matter of setting aside the time to do it. With a week already overflowing with my real job and responsibilities however, it has been difficult to do. As I enter each item and the name of the donor, I can go back and preview a list of what has been donated. There are all kinds of neat things, and in most cases, the donations reflect each givers’ personality and contacts. Several people solicited businesses that they work with for assistance. The lawn maintenance man located a supply of mulch, a gift certificate from a landscape supply and labor for yard work. The farmer convinced the farm supply to give us a gift basket. A very creative and outgoing woman made several baskets designed around a color theme. Another woman loves children and collected many bags of children’s items for the kids table. A wonderful cook is providing a seven-course meal for twelve at her home. Each item is unique and reflects its giver and each is listed on my print out of donations. The list made me think about the book of life referred to here. This book lists all the names of those who have surrendered their life to Christ. Those who at some time or another in their life made the choice to ask God to forgive them of their sins and live within their hearts. No matter are economic situation, race, gender, age or education, all of us have the opportunity at some point in our life to make this choice. What about you? Is your name written in the book of life? If not, there is no time like the present to get it there. Just ask God to show you how. Don’t let the decision intimidate you, just do it!