To be honest there is much of ministry that is mundane...just like your job I'm sure. Another email to send, another meeting to attend. I'm not diminishing the impact of these tasks in anyway at all...just saying that like you even a Pastor faces routine responsibilities.
This past weekend I was living in a season of routine-ness until Saturday night. It's been a busy season of doing weddings for me lately. So, donning a new suit and tie I headed out into the night to officiate the joining together of another couple.
It was a great scene, friends and family gathered at a lovely home, a tree filled with lights by a backyard pool and the cool crisp air of a December evening.
Mike (the groom) and I were chatting, he handed me the license and I thanked him for letting me be a part of the evening. It was then that he mentioned that he was especially thankful that I was able to do the ceremony. Here's why.....Mike was an un-churched guy who was invited to our church by a trainer at his health club.
- He began attending, heard about Jesus and accepted Christ in my office-really cool.
- I baptized him a while back.
- And now, I was officiating at his wedding.
Moments like these break though the mundane. Meeting Mike in the lobby the first time, developing a relationship with him, asking him to share his story at a weekend service, baptizing him, and officiating at his wedding....all a part of little moments that matter.
Thanks Mike for letting me be part of your life!