There are good times and there are bad times in any area of life. The ministry isn't any different. On some days, it's glorious to be sold out to God - leading His people into worship and the Word.
Other days, well, let's just admit that church people can find a way to take all the fun out of church. It might be a fight over what to keep or what to toss on cleanup day, or who spent how much on what, or even my all time favorite - whether to open or close the curtain in front of the baptistry.
Had a few cat fights today to handle.
But they all pale beside the man I visited in the hospital who had his hands amputated Sunday.
As I was trying to help him - sharing the love of Christ, praying for Him, letting him know that he is loved by God and by God's people, I knew that I wouldn't face any challenge today bigger than his. And I knew that God would meet all our needs from His riches.
Someone told me once that the difference between the average painter and van Gogh was one word - perspective.
Now that I have that, I should be able to handle anything else - today.