Friday, February 25, 2005

A much-needed gift

It'd been a long day...and lots of questions rolling around in my head. Do I continue to stay where I am working, try to make it permanent? Is there a future for me in ministry? Do I even bother to spend the time and money to finish this degree, or is my call really in some other direction? And so on...the hamster in my mind evidently had a good dose of crack, and the little exercise wheel had been spinning all day, fast enough to set the bearings on fire.

And then I came home, checked my email, and found this simple message. A fellow denizen of the blogosphere, who I've never met in person, gave me this gift:

Hi.
I just wanted to say hi and that I was thinking about you and that I'm glad you're alive in this world.
peace to you tonight.


Out of all the nights to receive this, I got it when I rather desperately needed it. Of all the schmucks shoveling words in the blogosphere this person could write to (and that number is huge), it came to me.

An affirming gift like that is "a jewel of rare price."

Who do you know who might need to hear those words today? Whose world might you change?

Thank you, my friend. I am blessed beyond words to have you in my life.

3 comments:

ragamuffin diva said...

You! I second that motion. Thank God you're here. Keep walking. God will lead you.

Poor Mad Peter said...

Thirds for me!

wilsonian said...

Ditto. Whether you have a title or not, I've a feeling you will always be in full-time ministry.

You have a gift, you know it. You can express the gospel in relevant & powerful ways... wow!

Glad I found you :)