The Master called my name one day because He needed someone to
I said "Lord,
in my spare time, between school, spending time with my
husband, working from 8 to 6, and trying to coordinate a
program for my community to help our children do better,
I will help You look. See, I know I can't go right now cause I
have so much to do."
He said, "Well
where shall I find such a person? I thought I saw your name on
my list of available people."
Lord, that was the prayer that I prayed last year, but
since then, things have changed."
He said "Like
I'm working on my Ph.D. and I'm needed by so many people and
my husband is always wanting something done, and on top of
that my community expects me to help and give to them
seeing that you're busy, I'll let you go, but we will talk
again, if you have some time."
I went on through the days, and the
weeks, and the months completing my task as always. One
evening, while studying for my computer exams, I received a
call from the hospital concerning my husband.
He had been in a terrible accident and was in critical
condition. I dropped everything and ran to the hospital where
I found my husband hanging on for dear life.
I immediately begin to pray "Lord,
don't take him now, I can't bear it", but
my prayer echoed off the wall and returned into my own ear.
That next morning I left the hospital
tired and weary, and walked in the door of my classroom just
in time to begin my computer exams.
As the professors begin asking me questions I opened my mouth
to speak but nothing came out. In my mind, I began praying,
praying hard, but my prayer echoed again and I found myself
upset at the Lord because He was nowhere to be found. I could
not explain to them what was happening.
After leaving from my exams, I called in
to work because I was so distraught at all that was going on.
I explained to my supervisor what had happened and she
demanded that I take some time off.
After visiting my husband in the hospital that evening, I went
home and fell into a sunken state, crying and despairing. Just
then I heard someone calling my name.
is that you?"
"Well yes it
is. Do you have some time? I wanted to see if I could just
talk ..... "
Instead of waiting to hear His
questions, I lashed out in anger and resentment. "How
is it that when I needed You today, You couldn't be found and
last night I cried and cried but all I heard were echoes from
My husband is dying, I'm flunking out of school, I may not
have a job and You can just sit and say You want to
The Lord interrupted me in my foolish
child, I was busy out looking for someone to go and tell
others about me when you cried. By the time I came to answer,
you had moved on to something else.
So, I decided to let your husband rest, and keep you home for
a few days that way maybe you would get in touch
with me, if you had some time. For you see, before your
husband, the community or your job needs you, I NEED YOU.
And if all these things take you away from me, I have to
almost take them away from YOU, in order to get a moment.
I calmed down and began to cry. For I
remembered my prayer of wanting to go and do for the
He said "I
just wanted to recheck with you to see if you knew of anyone
that I could send to be a witness for me and tell others about
me... anyone at all....?"
With tears in my eyes and feeling so
unworthy I said "Lord,
send me, I'll go."
The Lord should never have to ask us if
we have some time. When He died on the cross He put aside
everything to insure us eternal life.
We should be more than grateful to do service for the Lord, to
witness, and to tell anyone we can about Jesus.
Don't let your "things", whatever they may be, get
you so tied up that the Lord has to become a meeting time in
your yearly planner.
He had more than enough time for us. The least we could do is
have time for Him.
Pass this inspiration onto all your family and friends...
- Author Unknown
Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying: "Whom shall I
send, And who will go for Us?" Then I said, "Here am
I! Send me."
Matthew 6:33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His
righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.