Going Back Home
May 2, 2011
This blog post is written by our newest His Little Feet staff member, Jeff Dillon!
For anyone who has left something of significance behind – perhaps a church, a school or a town – there is nothing more emotional than making a trip back home.
This past Sunday, I received an opportunity to go back “home” in a special way. As the newest member of the His Little Feet team, I was able to return to the church of my childhood, Sherwood Park Baptist Church in Greeley, Colorado, for a His Little Feet choir performance.
When I was a kid, I sang in a children’s choir myself. It was called “Son Light Company,” and was directed by my mom. I was definitely not the star singer. But I enjoyed standing up on that stage, praising God with the Sherwood community.
And here I was, years later, returning as a small part of another children’s choir (don’t worry – I’m not singing anymore). What an amazing journey God has me on!
Seeing the 15 incredible kids of His Little Feet singing up on that same stage Sunday morning brought out a lot of emotions in me – but most of all I felt extraordinarily blessed.
I am blessed having been raised in a church community that encouraged me and welcomed me throughout my life – and continues to do so today (even on short notice and when I have 15 Haitian kids in tow).
I am blessed to bring my wife Becca and all my new friends at His Little Feet to meet this community. Introducing them to people who saw me grow up firsthand was a meaningful opportunity.
And I am also incredibly blessed to now be a part of His Little Feet. It is so clear to me how God is using these children to profoundly impact the lives of people all across the country, as well as improve the lives of vulnerable children all around the world.
So today, I am thankful for Sherwood Park Baptist, along with the dozens of other churches like it who have opened their doors and hearts to the His Little Feet choir this past year.
And I am also thankful for the 15 children of His Little Feet, who this past Sunday again reminded me of a powerful truth. One of the songs the kids share at each performance, “I Belong,” reminds us that nothing on earth or in heaven can separate us from God’s love.
What a reassuring thought it is that, no matter where this life takes us, in Christ’s love we all can find our way back home.
“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” – Romans 8:38-39