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The Calling

Friday, April 19, 2013

Friday of the Third Week of Easter

“He answered, ‘Here I am, Lord.’ The Lord said to him, ‘Get up and go to the street called Straight and ask at the house of Judas for a man from Tarsus named Saul.’” “But Ananias replied, ‘Lord, I have heard from many sources about this man, what evil things he has done to your holy ones in Jerusalem. And here he has authority from the chief priests to imprison all who call upon your name.’” (Acts 9: 10b, 13-14)

 

As I read this passage, I thought about times when the Lord has called me to do His work. The time that most clearly stuck in my mind was several years ago when I was asked to teach Sunday school to the preschoolers in our church.

 

I was nearly in tears by the time I had reached our vehicle. I was wondering what I could possibly teach these young children, let alone how I could possibly lead to lay a foundation strong enough to begin such an important segment of their lives. I, too, wanted to reply negatively to this calling of the Lord, understanding the great responsibility that went with teaching these young ones. I was in awe of that responsibility.

 

However, as I prayed, God reminded me that He had placed adults and Christian education in path all through my formative years. It was time that I become one of those adults for other children who are looking for Him.

 


Awesome God,

You call us to do Your will on Earth, to trust Your direction

and to “Go out to all the world and tell the Good News.”

Remind us that those around us are acting in Your direction, calling us on Your behalf, to stretch our boundaries and share Your love. Amen.


Danielle Hamann
Public Policy Associate, Avera

ACTS 9:1-20 ● PSALM 117:1BC, 2 ● JOHN 6:52-59

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