We sit in the tea shop. Jeremy reflects on his mission trip and the vacation that followed.
“It’s funny,” he said, “when I went to Kentucky, I wondered what I would do there, and they told me ‘just be.’ When I went to Hawaii, I was searching for a feeling, and missed all the wonderful things I did.”
Life isn’t one thing or the other. Every situation calls for a different response. The trick is to listen, to be present, and let God instruct us on the specific way we should go.
The Giving Tree ends up as a stump.
A graphite pencil ends up as a nub.
Lord, when I’m feeling worn down,
let me remember it’s because I’m being
useful to You and to others.
Thank you for your kindness and your smile,
as soft and warm as this cup of tea
We are finite creations,
seeking an eternal home,
tasked with a single mission:
TO SERVE THE ONE ABOVE
AND THOSE BESIDE
with all our heart, soul, and mind.
We are servers
We are saviors
We help people find their place
We are lovers
We are light
We are breadcrumbs scattered
‘cross the path of
I found myself thinking,
of a particular situation,
“Jesus wouldn’t do that.”
I then thought,
“Well, what would Jesus do,
am I doing it?!
I became quiet
as I discovered
a list of things.
I wasn’t doing.
shut my mouth and went to work,
like He’d do.