Thursday meditation moment: Sharing talent …

“Generous hands are blessed hands because they give bread to the poor.” Proverbs 22:9

work2I am as mechanically challenged as my husband was mechanically talented. Take something as simple as a cigarette lighter. It’s a good thing I’ve never been a smoker, because I have yet to master the art of using the little gadget to light even a candle. Perhaps the lighter was designed so that little children and clutzes like me would not accidentally get burned.

Glen was mechanically inclined. Last fall he replaced the brake pads on our car. He loved getting under the hood of any car and grease under his fingernails. But his specialty was in electricity, electronics, and computer programming. Rarely, did we need to hire anyone to do anything around the house. Now, I’m going to have to depend on referrals to repair things around the house.

God gave Glen an abilities to tear things apart and fix them. He grew up on a farm and had lots of opportunities to tinker with old machinery. After high school he bought an old car and tore into it as a form of on-the-job training. Then came televisions and computers.

Most people never knew how often Glen generously helped a friend, family member, the church, and neighbors by sharing his talents. His abilities gave him a way to serve others and honor the gifts God gave him.

Lord, thank you for the gift of talents which can be shared to help others. Amen.

 

 

About lindagillis

I am a retired church office servant, a writer, speaker for conferences, events, and retreats, and advocate for those who work in the church office. I began writing seriously after winning the 2006 Guideposts Writer's Workshop and being published in "Guideposts" and "Angels on Earth" magazines. I have self-published two book, "The Donut Theory--Meditation and Inspiration for the Church Office" and "Humble Beginnings--Daily Meditation Moments". My other passion is family and traveling to visit family and friends.
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