Great Feedback!

So, I was in the middle of one of those irritating jobs where you have to back and forth to get something sorted, and my phone rang. I noticed the number was someone local, but no one in my contact list. Just for a moment I thought ‘send it to message bank…’ Pushing that voice aside, I swiped the call open, “Hi, it’s Dave…”

It turned out to be a woman from one of the Perth CRC congregations, who wanted to let me know how much she appreciated Catalyst. “I don’t have a computer, but I get my copy from the information table at church … I just wanted to let you know that I love it, and that Catalyst is the best thing since Trowel & Sword…that’s all.”

The call lasted 42 seconds, but those 42 seconds were a wonderful encouragement. It is contacts like these which remind me how Catalyst is meeting a need, and encouraging people in their mission and ministry.

In the midst of my initial irritation, the Lord reminded me of something important: there’s more going on than my agenda, and there are more important things than the urgent things which occupy my mind.

Sometimes, the things we think might be another irritation turn out to be a surprising blessing. Agree?

Have a great week!

Dave

About davidgroenenboom
Follower of Jesus, husband of one, father of three, grandfather of one, Pastor at Gateway Community Church

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