And I have been in time crunches before, with last minute changes and anxiety to get the job done but this one was different than most. These folks were so grounded in their passion to gets these gifts to the kids, wrapped in such a deep understanding that they were not in charge and could only be hands and feet.
Each person, without ego, worked steadily to add what they could to the outcome. We were coordinating with national staff by phone and had a national staff person on site all of whom were uniformly steady and effectively looking for ways to help. Volunteers, all of whom were in the middle of something that was not what we expected, were calling for help, and Teen Challenge volunteers answered the call, They were full of energy, respect and varied abilities that were especially crucial to getting the tasks completed.
So, because of yesterday's delay, my day today is very, very busy so I will leave you with this thought:
When God wants something done, truly you can get with the program or get out of the way, because amazing things happen with good will, respect and an opportunity for each participant to give their best gifts to the process. God assures that this is exactly enough to accomplish His purposes.
Pray for us!