34 ‘We – the priests, the Levites and the people – have cast lots to determine when each of our families is to bring to the house of our God at set times each year a contribution of wood to burn on the altar of the Lord our God, as it is written in the Law.“NIV

At some point in the past, I wrote this note in the margin of my Bible, next to verse 34:

‘Let each worshipper bring his or her own contribution to the fire.’

Although, currently, there are limitations placed upon us with reference to physical gathering, we are still the church. The contribution of each one still matters. If you have the Holy Spirit (‘’…an anointing from the Holy One…and as that anointing is real…’’ 1 John 2:20, 27) you have something to bring, to offer, to give. You can still help to feed and fuel the fire in the local church.

‘There’s a work for Jesus only you can do.’

Don’t see this as time off because you can’t turn up ‘at church’ week by week. Your church needs you! Keep in touch with the Spirit. Be alert to His prodding. Listen for His promptings. Do what he shows you, however small.

I was impressed by this sentence in Arthur Paul Boer’s book, ‘The way is made by walking’:

‘If a few words lighten someone’s journey then I want to offer such a blessing. Small talk is not necessarily trivial.’

You have wood to contribute to the fire. Don’t store it up in your shed.

PRAYER: Lord, please show me how you would have me spend my days, my hours, my minutes. Help me to give whatever you ask.