“Hello. My name is Jesus and I’ll be your representative today. How may I help you?” (And yes, he pronounced it “Gee-sus.”)
Talk about doing a double-take.
Everything in me wanted to ask, “Did I hear you correctly? What did you say your name was?” but I refrained since this was a business call, the third to his company within an hour. Instead I jumped into my issue. My husband handed off this job to me after the extremely frustrating call number one ended when the representative (not Jesus) hung up on him. By accident I hope! The second call took 20 minutes and yielded only the phone number for Jesus. So I went into this call frustrated with the company I was dealing with. I just wanted to get my business done and get back to the other demands of the day.
For about 40 minutes I talked with Jesus. He responded with kind, helpful patience. (Would you expect anything else from Jesus?!) It took much patience, and time. He delved into computer records, updated info, and even made a trip to consult with a manager. I had a weird case!
Jesus was not only kind, but persistent as well, and he eventually got all our issues corrected. I was no longer annoyed with them. I expressed how grateful I was for his thoroughness and patience, and told him I loved his name.
My chat with Jesus brought a smile to my heart and made me think. Jesus treated me well. Jesus was kind. Jesus took care of my needs. Jesus didn’t quit on me when things got tough. Jesus respected me and listened to me. Jesus went the extra mile to do what needed to be done. Jesus helped me. Jesus listened to me. Jesus asked if there was anything else he could do for me. With Jesus as my representative I was well taken care of.
And that goes for all of us! When Jesus is your representative, you are well cared for.
When Jesus is your representative…
… you are treated kindly and compassionately.
… your needs are met.
… you are not abandoned when things get tough. He walks through those tough times with you to get it fixed.
… you are respected.
… your voice is heard.
… He is always looking for what else He can do for you.
… you are loved!
If the world seems mean, your days seem dark, you feel down or discouraged, or you don’t know the right answer, turn to Jesus. He is a kind representative in life. He is for you. He is your friend! Settle down and rest in that friendship and representation.
“There is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.” Proverbs 18:24