Answering the Call

Jacob Bouvier, GFC’s Young Adults Pastor, recently read a blog written by a volunteer within his ministry area and asked her if we could share it with you, the GFC community. Here’s what she had to say…

It is during this season that I’m so thankful for God’s goodness everywhere. It is evident that the Church is not a building but rather God’s people going into the world to serve Him.

This past Sunday [March 22], Grace Fellowship Church launched a new initiative to Call•Pray•Help. I knew I wanted to do my part to connect with others through phone calls, to offer prayer and assistance where it was needed. This is an opportunity for me to give to someone else during these uncertain times.

I called Mrs. Margaret (name has been changed for privacy), all huddled in the corner of my dining room away from the kids, hoping this second call would not be too awkward. The first call, thankfully, had not been. I would check this off my list and then move on about my day.

Or would I?

Y’all, God gave ME a gift in Mrs. Margaret. There was far less giving on my part, but rather SO much receiving from her encouragement and love.

We talked for awhile and then we came to the topic of feeling safe. You see, Mrs. Margaret is a widow, and her family wants to make sure she stays safe. She awoke one night recently with 2 Kings 6 on her heart:

The king of Aram was at war with Israel, and he was getting frustrated that the Israelite king always knew where his troops were located. Upon inquiring about a potential traitor, the king of Aram learned of the prophet Elisha. He had his men track down Elisha and Elisha’s servant by traveling in the night and surrounding them with horses and chariots.

2 Kings 6:15-17

When the servant of the man of God got up and went out early the next morning, an army of horses and chariots had surrounded the city. ‘Oh no, my lord! What shall we do?’ the servant asked.

‘Don’t be afraid,’ the prophet answered. ‘Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.’

And Elisha prayed, ‘Open his eyes, Lord, so that he may see.’ Then the Lord opened the servant’s eyes, and he looked and he saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.

Open our eyes, Lord. Help us see Your Angel Army fighting for us during this time of battle.

Mrs. Margaret sees His army. She told me she didn’t need to be afraid. People should see the size of her BIG angels! When she looks out of her window, she imagines all the green she sees as an angel army. We are covered with His glory!

A few days ago, my husband made the comment how green everything was around us. Friends, Mrs. Margaret brought understanding to the life springing forth. We need to open our eyes, look up to Him, and spend time in His Presence.

Mrs. Margaret continued to pour much needed encouragement into my soul. We prayed together, and a new friendship has formed. She is my angel from God who brought peace to my heart. This will be a moment I will never forget. Thank you, Mrs. Margaret, for literally answering the call.

This is the day the Lord hath made, let us rejoice and be glad in it.” ~Psalm 118:24

Ashley Baker