For such a time as this
Why on earth would that be a heading for a blog to do
with raising funds for people in Uganda?
Well, we have needed a new toilet seat for at least a year. Many times I have apologised to visitors and explained that it’s an awkward size, Nigel’s busy, we keep forgetting……
or whatever the latest excuse is that comes to mind.
The fact is, it has not been very high on our priority list.
I mean we have used many and varied shapes and sizes of toilets around the world….. so who needs a toilet seat anyway??
BUT, on Thursday we have three guests (not just any guests, but American guests) coming to stay with us so all of a sudden it's jumped the queue on our list and lo and behold one almost the right size is on its way.
In thinking about this I realised it is often the case when we are wondering about inviting a widow for a meal, giving a single parent a break, attending a church, sponsoring a child, or whatever. We go along our busy lives muttering under our breath about these things and why we can't do them until.....what?!
A long-standing friend of mine used to talk to me regularly over about 30 years of how she knew God was calling her to be a missionary but this or that was causing her to delay progressing further in that direction. She died at the age of 55, never having fulfilled that calling or experienced the joys and challenges of taking the risk of faith.
So, as Pastor Emmy comes to visit us again soon and we will be reminded of all the challenges he faces day in and day out, and all the sacrificial actions that have been made for PCM to be where it is today, will I be ready to move forward on more than the purchase of a toilet seat?