Saturday, July 26, 2008

God's Servants

There are people that make the ministry a pleasure. People who see a job needing to be done and just roll up their sleeves and get to work. Most of the time they don't get recognized for their efforts, but people miss them when they're not around.

Most churches have this special person. They call him a "jack of all trades" or a "go-to guy" but what he really is is a servant. Most of the time they don't even realize the blessing they have until they don't have it anymore.

He's the guy that shows up at church 15 minutes early to make coffee.

He's the guy that shovels snow and salts the walk even when church isn't in session, just because it needs to be done.

He's the guy that doesn't bat an eyelash when you tell him you need him to go out into 100 degree heat and knock on doors to invite kids to Bible school, he just grabs his keys and heads out the door to do it.

He's the guy that won't just tell you of a dependable mechanic, he'll crack the hood and tell you what's wrong and fix it for you.

He's the guy that helps you move boxes in the pouring rain telling you how much he's going to miss you when you're gone.

She's the lady that will work all day for a "men only" fishing trip to make sure things are done decently and in order.

I believe there's a special place in Heaven for these "angels among us."

Here's to you, Philip & Cherrie Kennedy, Elmer Jeffers, Reese Smith. May God bless you for all you do.


Janet said...

There are those people in churches and other places. So many people don't see them or recognize them or acknowledge them for what they do. If more people acted like them, and more people like you acknowledged them, we would all be better off.

Suldog said...

I knew a few of those kinds of folks. Lovely people, each and every one of them.

Good for you, for acknowledging them.

My Ice Cream Diary said...

I need to write a post like this to all the go-to saints in my church too. Thanks for sharing the gratitude.

Lee said...

That's a lovely story. You're right. Every church has people like that, mine included. Glad you took the time to thank them.


womaninawindow said...

Nice! I know people like this, inside and outside the church. Jewels, they are.

Carol said...

This was so true. And those angels never stop to ask for praise or recognition! There's a lot of humility to be learned from there. I'm sure there's a very special place in heaven for them. Beautiful.

CrazyCath said...

Excellent post.
*loud applause*
Fantastic tribute.
Well written.

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