Hector and his family...
I decided it was a good time to start writing about my life as a Support Agent this morning.
So, I'm driving into Fellowship Technologies offices this morning again at around 6:20am so that I can get there by 6:30 to spend some time focusing on the day, prioritizing and getting organized. I'm listening to one of my favorite pastors, Mark Driscoll, through a Mars Hill podcast. He's teaching about Christians submitting to the authority. It's good. Real good. I'm thinking about my life and how I can carry this teaching out. I'm thinking about my kids and how I can exemplify this basic truth for them as they get older.
I'm almost to the office when I pull up on a slow down in the traffic ahead. I look and there's a truck on the shoulder with it's hazard lights on and cars driving on by. I see this and look at the clock - I really don't have time to get involved. I decide to prioritize on helping; supporting the person in this situation. It wasn't his fault that this was happening. I pull over and put my hazards on. I get out and meet a man who's name is Hector. I ask if there's anything I can do and he says a few words and I switch to Spanish to continue to talk to him. Turns out he was on his way to work, but had to drop his wife, daughter and mother or mother-in-law off to work before 7am and didn't have a jack to fix the flat tire. Hector told me that he had called a friend who was coming to help, but asked if I wouldn't mind giving his family a ride to work. So, all three ladies pile into my little pod of a car and we take off. Turns out that their work was not to far up the road. On the way I told them that I love Jesus and that doing this is what He would have done. I dropped them off with little more said.
As I was driving away I remembered the verse that Jesus says, "whatever you do to the least of these, you've also done to me..." I thought about how we get so busy sometimes in our daily grind that we sometimes miss the opportunities right in front of our faces to support each other; to be the hands and feet of Jesus - however brief it might be.
As cheesy as it might be, the movie Pay it Forward comes into perspective on things like this. What a movie illustrating this whole principal of doing what we need to do for others; supporting the person that didn't expect to run into this inconvenience. No one sets out in the morning to get a flat tire. No one sets out to not have enough food to eat that day. No church worker sets out expecting to have an issue that they can't work through. No fireman really understands the complexity of the day he/she is getting ready to have. We all need support. We all need help. Some of us are more likely to stop the days chaos than others and sometimes the desire to stop and help gets overlooked by other responsibilities and that's fine. The difference is if we're able to put into perspective again and again, every day as people who love the God that went out of His way to offer restoration to us, what...we're...about!
I'm a Support Agent for Fellowship Technologies. My life is full of ministry to those who minister to people in churches all across the world. I help church workers in churches in England, Florida, North Carolina, New Mexico, Ecuador and on. I come in every day ready for the challenge. I don't know in what ways the person on the other side of an email or phone call is going to need help. I do know that I owe it to the lady in Massachusetts to know how to help her post attendance to the activity that won't show up in her drop down menu. Even though I don't know necessarily what kind of help those who need me are going to need. I don't need to know.
I am FellowshipOne. (I know it's cheesy, but it's catchy :) )