I have been blessed to serve as a volunteer ministry leader for MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) for over 5 years.
A lot has changed in our group and for me personally in those 5 years.
But when I first started I couldn’t find ANYTHING! I couldn’t find the right floors, the right contact, or how things really worked. (And I am a systems type of gal and I want to respect a good system)
One time a sweet friend, who attended the church was trying to get me from the lower floor to the 4th floor Supply Room. The church was designed creatively when it was expanded, so it actually tricky at first to find your way around it.
I GOT LOST! She found me in the wrong hallway with my arms full of plastic tubs. She guided me personally to the right hallway. I followed her and tried to memorize the corrected path.
She then said something simple and profound with a chuckle, “Go to Jesus and go right.” There at the T of the hallway and classrooms was a mural of Jesus gathered with His little children. All I had to do was go to Jesus and go right to be in the right place. The place I was lost from without clear directions, guidance, and understanding. The place I desired to find.
How many times do you feel right if you are closer to God? I know I crave it.
I’m sure my friend doesn’t remember this exchange. She was just getting me to the right place. But it was impactful. It drew me closer to God and it has helped set my path to be more defined. And that this impact was from a conversation 5 years ago.
That mural is no longer there. It was painted over about 2 years ago. But each time I find myself on that hallway I remember, “Go to Jesus and go right.” I have even touched the wall and thanked God for still being there for me and providing.
Thanks Ang for being a light in my journey.
Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Matthew 19:14