Monday, April 16, 2012


Can you guess what these three have in common? Or at least, what they have in common for me?

These are three things that a minister might find himself doing over a long weekend. I did. This past Friday, Saturday, and Sunday I was busy camping, performing a wedding, and visiting a dear church member in the hospital ICU. That is quite a roller coaster ride of emotions. From the excitement of boys running through the woods to the joy and happiness of a wedding to the hurt and shock of sudden critical illness, a minister's life can be a wide swing of joy and sorrow.

Ministering to people is a wonderful calling. It has lasting impact that will never be lost in God's records. I am very thankful for the privilege of serving in God's work. It is a wonderful work.

It is all about pointing people to our Lord. It is about helping them know that there is one who loves them and cares so very much about them.

I have had the honor of loving boys, counseling a couple, and encouraging a family in need. Thank you Lord for letting me serve in your work. Oh, and there were untold other acts of service thrown in the middle of all of that too.

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