Recently, I was thanking one of our partners for supporting our ministry. I found my words to be a far cry from being acceptable for the gratitude that I felt. Here was someone that was giving sacrificially, trusting that I would take it and serve wisely. No words can describe this. In an effort to be honest, I said, “My words aren’t adequate.” His reply was, “Well, get busy, get to work.” Right. Shouldn’t that be the response? Of course this is modeled perfectly in the Mattew 8:
When Jesus came into Peter’s house, he saw Peter’s mother-in-law lying in bed with a fever. He touched her hand and the fever left her, and she got up and began to wait on him.
Not much time spent on pleasantries. Just immediate and appropriate response.
Side note: If Peter had a mother-in-law, he was married. Hmm. I’ve also heard that Peter is considered the first Pope. Hmmm. When did Popes stop being married? Correct me if I’m mistaken but that’s just plain curious.