Several weeks ago I met a preacher at the hospital. He was an older man. During the course of our conversation he recalled World War I. So I would have to say he was rather seasoned.
The strange thing about our conversation was how the conversation began. We were in the waiting room and had only exchanged head nods. I sat down to lose track of time while playing a game on my phone. From across the room he interrupted my game with this sentence, “You can’t give up what God gives you.” Just like that from out of nowhere he makes this comment and the conversation began.
I was so stunned by the comment I got a business card and wrote the statement down. That comment stirred me emotionally in the moment. Made me wonder if I was entertaining an angel. That was so right on with the wrestling going on in my thoughts.
Reading Colossians 2:6-7 the other day reminded me of this encounter and I wanted to share it with you from The Message:
“My counsel for you is simple and straightforward: Just go ahead with what you have been given. You received Christ Jesus the Master, now live him. You’re deeply rooted in him. You’re well constructed upon him. You know your way around the faith. Now do what you’ve been taught. School’s out, quite studying the subject and start living it! And let your living spill over into thanksgiving.”