by Nelle Bordeaux
It's 6:30 p.m. and
you are just sitting down to supper (take-out-again) when the
telephone rings. A familiar voice says apologetically, "I
hate to ask you to do anything more at the church, but we really
need someone to teach the junior high Sunday school class. I
realize how busy you are, but we are having a terrible time finding
someone to teach this class. Could you do it?"
Are you responding to God's
call by sayong, "yes" to everything? is tthat really
what is required of us?
You gulp as you think to yourself, "Oh, no! That class is
the rowdiest, most unruly set of kids in the church. I'd be crazy
to say yes. Besides, I have way more than any one person can
handle." Yet you hear yourself say, "Well, since you're
having a tough time finding someone to teach, I guess I could
You hear the relief in the caller's voice. She thanks you profusely,
offers to bring you the curriculum
on Sunday at church and the conversation ends. Momentarily you
enjoy having given an affirmative answer, but then you are flooded
with apprehension as you return to the table and your now-lukewarm
"What was I thinking?"
you ask yourself.
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