Monday, November 02, 2009
Cadre of Christian Crescent Wrenches
Last night at our Reformation Day Feast we heard from Russ and Sherrie Cole who will be travelling to Haiti next week to spend several months working at the Ebenezer Glenn Orphanage in the town of Dessaline. In his presentation, Russ very humbly referred to himself as a "crescent wrench - not the perfect tool for any job, but usually helpful."
Having spent some time in third world countries I know full well the value of the "crescent wrenches" of this world; men who can repair, rebuild or replace motors, transmissions, plumbing, generators, water-purifiers and water pumps with journeyman-skill and craftsman-like patience. Although these multi-talented saints are not usually gifted teachers and preachers. They are most often the ones that earn the trust of the locals and over time gain a hearing for the good news of our Savior.
So let's hear it for the Cadre of Christian Crescent Wrenches! May the Lord add to their number and continue to bless the nations, pave the way for Gospel preaching and glorify Jesus with their "get'er done" skills and humble service.