I pleaded …
“Don’t take her Lord, we need her. Without her who will teach us about you?”
“You will, and you will teach others too.”
And so – I was commissioned to a ministry borne out of my sadness.
Called while alone and broken.
Not as one would assume … after healing and training.
Sent into a mission field I was already standing in.
No new language to learn, nor a foreign culture to understand.
Simply to “Put on Christ” and abandon myself to a new direction.
Eyes would turn to me now, a simple brown-eyed girl, an obedient child.
A ministry of words, ideas and nuances could be crafted.
A life lived with little meaning was now endowed with eternal meaning.
Reluctant and untrained I accepted the call.
Thus began the retelling of “His Story” through my story.
One thought on “Calling”
I am reminded of 2 Corinthians 4:6-11, “For God, who said, ‘Light shall shine out of darkness,’ is the One who has shone in our hearts to give us the Light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ. But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, so that the surpassing greatness of the power will be of God and not from ourselves; we are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not despairing; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; always carrying about in the body of the dying of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body.”
Not an easy calling by any means, but in your obedience and authenticity the Light of Christ is shining brightly.