Each week as I travel to my daughter’s house, I pass through a very large intersection. It is a Crossroad of two 4-lane roads with turn lanes. The intersection is bustling with cars no matter what time of day I drive through. As I approach the intersection, I can hear horns blowing from many directions. They are not blowing at other cars but at the man on the corner. The man with the cowboy hat. The man who doesn’t care if the weather is hot or cold or if it is sunshine or rain. He bundles up in the cold weather and dresses lightly in the summer.
No matter what the temperature is, he always has on his cowboy jacket and his cowboy hat. He is there with his signs that say Jesus loves you and Jesus Saves both in English and Spanish. He waves at all the people from both directions. He acknowledges the horns that are blown to encourage him accompanied by a wave back in his direction. This is his spot of service. He has been there for years. I look for him every time I drive through. He walks back and forth in his spot sharing a smile and a wave with his sign declaring Jesus’ love and salvation.
God does not call all of us to stand on a corner day after day, but He does call us all to ministry. What is that special spot that God has called you to serve?
Lue 2:36-37 (ESV) tells about Anna – “And there was a prophetess, Anna, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was advanced in years, having lived with her husband seven years from when she was a virgin, and then as a widow until she was eighty-four. She did not depart from the temple, worshiping with fasting and prayer night and day.”
Matthew 5:16 (ESV) – “In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.”
1 Peter 4:10 (NIV) – Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.
What spot on this earth has God placed you on to do service to him? Are you covering that spot with ministry? Are you sharing the love of Jesus with those who cross your path? Do people who see you as they pass your way see Jesus?
Matthew 25:40 (NIV) – “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.”
1 John 4:19 says, “We love because he first loved us”.
Serve wherever God has planted you! “Serve one another humbly in love.” Galatians 5:13