“Humble yourself before God and he will exalt you” (1 Peter 5:6)
Yesterday, as my husband and I sat with my sweet mother-in-law for what seemed like endless hours, waiting for my father-in-law to come out of open heart surgery, a friendly face arrived. He stayed with us for over four hours and listened endlessly to whatever we said with a pleasant smile. There was a tireless caring and concern in his demeanor. He refused to leave until the surgery was over, and then escorted family members into the critical care unit to see my father-in-law. Before he left, he held our hands and led us in prayer. After hugging each of us, he was on his way.
Although comforting sick members and their family is one of a minister’s duties, it occurred to me that he probably had other duties that he fell behind on while he was sitting…
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