Although I take a back seat to much of the up front ministry happening with all the teams I often get a glimpse at the ultrasound and see the heartbeat!
The other night at the finish of a trip of which my nephew and sister in-law took part, my glimpse took place. I asked them to share their favorite moments from the trip. My 13 year old nephew had a hard time putting it into words so I finally asked what I have asked teenagers for years on these type trips, “Did you have an opportunity to lead someone to Lord”? His countenance shown delight with his reply, “Yes”! I probed further, “Have you ever done that before”. His response, like so many that I have encountered brought tears to my eyes…"No, this was my first time.”
I am so glad to serve a God that is no respecter of persons. A God that longs to use the willing regardless of age, gender, nationality, or talent. I am so glad that we got to be a part of this special experience with Matthew. Often it is the first step of many more of the likes to come. It is moments like this that remind me of why we are here and why I so love what we are doing.
A special glimpse is nice to have from time to time; it helps keep things in focus!