Tuesday, December 22, 2009

calling out gifts

Last week at church the pastor called up our Isaac and his Lilitha to stand behind the table as the offering was brought forward. When he had counted the money, he told Isaac how much was there and Isaac told the congregation. He then announced that Isaac was going to pray over the offering. We waited, wondering how our shy boy would handle this sudden elevation to leadership. The pastor stood patiently and silently while Isaac found his words. The pastor then thanked him and repeated to the congregation that Isaac had prayed: "God, bless everything we do."

The pastor didn't ask. He didn't question whether he would be able to do it. He simply brought him forward and expected him to find the gift within himself. And Isaac did it.

1 comment:

  1. I think I just learned a lesson. God bless Ntapo, and way to go, Isaac!