With all that we have going on at Denver Rescue Mission it’s sometimes easy to lose sight of just what Christ has called us to do.
Recently my wife, Cary, shared a book with me written by Jennie Allen, entitled Anything. In the book the author quotes Katie Davis’ blog, a committed teenage Christian who gave up her affluent old life to live in Uganda with 13 orphaned girls she adopted off the street.
I was moved by Katie’s comments as they remind me of just what God has called me to at the Mission.
Katie writes, “You know what I want more? ALL the time? I want to be spiritually and emotionally filled every day of my life. I want to be loved and cuddled by 100 children and never go a day without laughing….I want to be challenged endlessly; I want to be learning and growing every minute. I want to be taught by those I teach. I want to share God’s love with people who otherwise might not know it. I want to work so hard that I end every day filthy and too tired to move. I want to feel needed, important, used by the Lord. I want to make a difference and I want to follow the calling that God has planted deep in my heart. I want to give my life away, to serve the Lord with each breath, each second. I want to be here. Right here.”
It is a blessing to serve with each of you at the Mission – staff, donors and volunteers. Right here, right now. What we do matters for eternity, we are making a difference. The calling that God has planted deep in all your hearts is an encouragement to me. You are needed and you are important. I pray that we will never forget why He has called us here.