I sat down at one of the many desks in Mount Royal’s main campus
building on the second level yesterday, with an intent to work. But
when I sat down at the desk, I saw something out of place.
On the desk was a copy of Kutless’ recent worship CD, Strong Tower. I
hesitated, looking to see if I’d inadvertantly took someone else’s
spot. I had not.
I regarded the case for a moment, uncertain of what to do. After
sitting down, I opened it- and sure enough, the CD was inside. But on
top of it was a small, white piece of paper. Further inspection
revealed it to be a tract, commenting on the ills of society (“You’re
feeling empty, weak.”) presenting the gospel message, and inviting the
reader to a personal relationship with Jesus.
At the end of this paper, a list of Christian musicians (of which
Kutless was included- thus, the purpose of the CD), for the new convert
to pursue should he/she pursue the presented message.
I closed the case, got up, and walked away- to find another desk, where
I could better concentrate. Someone else would make better use of those
things than I.
My walking got me to thinking (as it tends to): Was this symbolic of my
own life, of my own relationship with God? Had I been trying to tell
God to ‘help others,’ because I didn’t think I needed it? Or, was this
something entirely different- a chance encounter, as it were (I wasn’t
going to take the CD, regardless of it’s absence in my own collection)?
I would invite you, dear readers, to do the same. Have you been accepting God’s love and grace, as it is presented to you?
Consider it prayerfully, friends- I know I will be.