I walked into Kevin’s office and sat down. “So guess what?” I said timidly. “We have an opportunity to serve with our family in Ethiopia. What do you think?” “Sounds awesome” Kevin encouraged. “What’s the plan?” “Yeah. About that. There is no devoloped plan as of yet.”
All the while on the plane trip over, my thoughts were a slur of questions. “I’m kinda old to be doing this Lord? What’s the plan Lord? Am I hearing you correctly Lord? This is crazy Lord.”
My excuses and questions kept coming as we sat together with family, in-laws, brothers, and sisters, all approaching midlife or at the top of midlife about to descend downhill.
Again, “This is crazy Lord. I can’t possibly write for You. You do know I didn’t get a degree in English grammar or even take a writing class. You do know that right Lord?”
I know. They aren’t the words of Mary, “May it be to me as You have said.” They are more like the words of Zechariah. I can’t claim to be as trusting as Mary, but I can say without a doubt, “When the Lord gives you an assignment, He will send people to walk alongside of you who have been given the same crazy assignment.”
That is what He does. God adds to our number. He gives one assignment using many to perform different functions toward one goal.
I am so thankful for the body of Christ. I need the great big family of God. We all do. Spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ is too massive of an undertaking for just one soul.
“And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.” Acts 2:47
God sends us friends who affirm us and confirm in us that we are on the right path.
Today I just want to thank all those who walk alongside of me. The list is long and distinguished. I can’t even begin to name them all and for fear of missing anyone I won’t. But know this: the top of the list begins with God who designs and nets together His family. My husband Kevin and from there I go on and on.
Look around. Who has God placed in your life to walk alongside of you on this assignment?
Check out Day 18 – Are we there yet? From the book “Through Their Eyes”