Posted: November 9, 2015 by J. Mike Condreay, Drummer
I absolutely love Doctor Who. The mad man and his blue box, known as the TARDIS. Classic British science fiction. One of my favorite episodes was a story in which the conscious of the TARDIS inhabited a human and the Doctor was able to communicate with her. I get that might sound a little odd; however, the dialogue that took place was awesome. The Doctor was lamenting how the TARDIS never took him where he wanted to go. The TARDIS responded by stating she always took him where he needed to go.
Last month, Entergy decided to shut down the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant. Pilgrim is located in Plymouth Massachusetts, my home state. For a while I have wanted to pursue returning home and being near my family. So much so, that I interviewed for a job at Pilgrim in December of 2014.
Pilgrim and Massachusetts was where I wanted to go; obviously God has placed me where I am needed.
So what’s the moral? Well let’s take a look at Matthew 25:35-36
35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’
This verse perfectly describes an aspect of the Mission that Jesus has directed us to undertake. Remember, go forth and spread the good news? I read this verse and see that compassion and mercy are a huge component in how we share our faith and freedom from sin.
To me, this verse encourages me to go and serve where I am needed. I am reminded of some fellow church members who serve in Swaziland Africa. I am sure that they would have preferred to serve in London, or Paris, but instead they let God work in their heart, to have compassion for Africa, and they have served in an area of need. They stand as examples of this verse.
Friends, while I may not like it, and I certainly don’t understand it, I am glad that the Lord has a plan for me, just like he has a plan for each of you. Until He sends me somewhere else, I will continue in my mission field, serving where I am needed with compassion and mercy.