Today’s word in the 31 days challenge is Gift. Just what is a gift? According to merriam-webster as a noun gift means
But gift as a verb, or more precisely as a transitive verb means
Keeping those definitions in mind, where would this four letter word take us?
A fine gift of oratory my husband has.
And he loves it as well.
This gifting he has of
Presenting God’s word to others.
Temporarily laid aside in his working career
Now his fine abilities to pay attention to the details
Is being exercised.
Can he safely make feed?
His original love remains.
But positions are few and far to be seen.
So on a temporary basis he finds himself
Stepping into a role
I miss this.
Listening to him preach.
Being glad when opportunities arise.
A small church in Westfeld
Calls him in summer months.
Once, sometimes twice a month.
Gifts used. One in preaching.
Another in a church member
Making a meal to feed 10.
Then comes Goderich, Guelph.
London and Clinton too.
Occasionally farther away
“Can you come? A pastor is needed”.
And so, my hard-working husband
Preaching, sharing, using a talent
A skill in him that I adore.
A gift that fills his heart.
I wonder if, those calling churches,
Realize the gift they give to him?
Not only the pay cheque
but more importantly, the filling a need
That floods his soul.
To articulate, to speak out,
the truths of who God is.
Miss Kate is running this 31 day challenge, to find a list of all the words used, check back to this post. 🙂