It looked to me like more than 100 Preachers were present. We were gathered with many others to honor the life of a man who had preached for more than fifty years.
There was talk about his great preaching. There was talk about his mentoring other preachers. There was talk about his sweet spirit. There was talk about how he was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and friend.
Then, a son stood to speak. He said, “I want to tell you something about my Dad that you don’t know.” He talked about how during the last days and weeks of his Dad’s life, how he ministered to the caregivers who looked after him. He then said, “It may very well have been the most important work he has ever done in his life!”
That was Saturday. Today, on the Lord’s Day, many of the preachers who were present, and many of you who are reading these words, stood to preach. We spent time throughout the week crafting the sermons we delivered on Sunday. We spent time in prayer asking our loving Father to help us preach the Truth in love.
What we did on Sunday may have been a life-changing experience for some who listened. Whenever we preach the Word of God, it is of great importance. However, it may not be the most important thing we will do this week.
The most important thing we will do might be the visit we will make to someone who is suffering from cancer. It might be going to see a widow who longs every day for someone to visit her. It might be the note, email, or text with encouragement that we will send to someone who needs it.
It might be taking time to spend with a young person. It might be expressing appreciation to one of our elders or to one of the men who helped lead the worship on Sunday. It might be giving our wife an uninterrupted day that is long overdue. It might be taking time with our children. Have a blessed week as you bless others!