Dear Co-Laborer In Christ,
Rome is Burning
There is a story that the Emperor Nero set fire to Rome, and then played his lyre and sang as he watched the flames. Afterwards he denied this and blamed the Christians for the destruction.
Fiddling while Rome burns is an idiom that means to occupy one’s time doing something unimportant while a disastrous situation is happening.
Our Nation is Burning, and Many are Fiddling Around.
I do not need to elaborate, you know it’s true. And you know that there is much fiddling around while our nation is burning.
Windsor Baptist Church and Schools Are Not Fiddling Around
Dozens of people are actively involved in the Gospel ministry, serving in the church, the schools, and in the community, rescuing souls from the flames.
Many are working behind the scenes: the staff, the boards, the committees, the schools and the humble servants to advance the Gospel.
Many are investing their time, talents and treasures in kingdom work. Many are contributing to the operating budget and to the building fund.
The nursery workers, youth leaders, Sunday school teachers, small group leaders, mercy ministry servants, and volunteers faithfully fulfill their duties. Snow removal, safety and security, hospitality, facilities management, administration, and the many who send cards, make phone calls, care for the infirmed, and support those who are grieving or who are not feeling well are appreciated. No fiddling around here.
The music ministry, music committee, the choir, the musicians, the young people have added so much to our worship services with their musical abilities. There is some fiddling around here, but for a good reason.
The building committee continues to make significant progress in building a community of faith and a new building that will facilitate growth.
The most important work in dousing the flames is prayer. God has raised up a group of faithful prayer warriors to petition the Lord regularly. God is answering many of those prayers.
An Invitation to Everyone
If you haven’t been involved in a ministry, I invite you to speak with one of the pastors, elders or deacons to learn how you can join the effort to glorify Jesus Christ through service and dampen the flames that are consuming our society. Please join us in praying for God to send a revival and to save many souls.
Pastor Chaya, Senior Pastor