What is the most loving thing God can do for a 22-year-old minister?
In my case, it was ordaining that my inaugural, epic, game-changing, well-publicized ministry event be attended by one kid.
One single human being. A junior high boy named Austin.
Feed His One Sheep
My honest reaction as I sat there and looked into the face of this young man was one of resentment. I wanted, needed, and even expected God to give me a far more successful ministry. Like the frustrated sniper in Saving Private Ryan, I felt that God’s placement of me in this context was a “complete misallocation of resources.”
For the first time in my life, I decided to voice that complaint to God. As I prayed, I felt as th…