Living in Guyana has been interesting. I have been called on to drive horses, donkeys, cows, bulls, dogs, sheep and goats off the church property. I have shared my home with mice, beetles, toads and lizards. I have even embraced a large anaconda and have the photo to prove it. (Ok, it was dead.) But, the day that I opened the kitchen drawer and saw a roach staring back at me, I freaked! Unlike the anaconda, it was very much alive; I can’t stand roaches!
Now what am I to do? I could refuse to open the drawer and force my husband to handle the cutlery. I could buy sealed containers to put all my silverware, dishes and cookware in, and never walk into a dark kitchen. I could hide my head in the ground.
Or I can be faithful to my calling and go about my life and my ministry in spite of my fears. I can protect myself as well as I can by putting down roach powder, and then get on with the activities of the day. I can hide or I can do the work that the master has called me to do while I await his return.
Faithful God, remove our fears, strengthen us for ministry. Amen. — VSR