That One Person

There is always that one person… The one who has cleaned up the result of bad choices of a party, brings us the chicken noodle soup when we’re sick and home in bed with a bad cold, babysit our children on short notice, will actually pick us up at 3 in the morning, but they fly under the radar…

1st Samuel 20 tells the incredible story of David’s one person… Saul’s son Jonathan… The next in line for the throne… Jonathan exemplifies the gift of service (at least to me)… He protected David when he realized his own father was not the honorable man that he had believed… He put David ahead of himself… We know only a bit about Jonathan… and this is only because of his interactions with David… Jonathan had the gift of service…

They are the hidden people

Only when they are absent are they REALLY appreciated. They are the cogs that are needed in making it possible for others to utilize their gifts from God…

A few years ago my husband and I were helping in a church. My husband was sort of the grunt doing sound and whatever else he saw to do… One Sunday he had to work and before he left he said one black and one with one cream and sugar. And I looked at him strangely going “what do you mean”? He then told me the pastor likes it black, the wife loves her coffee with one sugar and one cream. I still didn’t get it so again I asked him what are you talking about? He had noticed that by the time the pastor and his wife made it over to the coffee area the coffee was always gone. They were ministering and talking to a lot of people. He simply took them a cup of each put it in their hands and walked away…

I would never have thought of this from here to eternity but he did…

Twice when we have felt it was time to move to another church where God was calling us and I have heard from other people later hadn’t realize how much work my hubby had done…

Hubby is also a total rock for me. When mental health kicked in, he just knew I needed support. He didn’t understand it, but he hung in there for me. I strongly believe that without him, and my continuing healing with Celebrate Recovery, I would be dead. I was that low place when I started attending having attempted suicide once already (I under estimated one part)…

We all totally have The Best One Person… but on this side of heaven hubby truly is a my One Person… 

Figure out who might be your one person and take them for coffee…

1 Comment

  1. I love your beautiful words here! What an intimate and kind act that definitely did not go unnoticed in you. Celebrate recovery is also a wonderful program.

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