God gently knocked on my office door. With halting words I welcomed Him. He had dropped by before. Many times. This time he wore a crisply ironed blue dress shirt and a complimentary yellow tie. Coffee in hand, He looked dapper, not ostentatious. That rare mix of professionalism and humility.
First, he listened to my troubled heart. As I unburdened my cares the Burden Bearer cared. Then He spoke peace. No pat answers. No clichés. “This is NOT a today thing”, he said. “We will get it done!”
His empathy touched me deeply. As tears surfaced He reached behind me, took a tissue from the box and lovingly handed it to me.
As quietly as He entered the room, He was gone. My dark day lightened. My anxious spirit was lifted. His presence lingered.
Looking back on this serendipitous meeting, I praise God that He chooses to engage us at the point of our deepest need. I required the counsel of an accountant. He came as a CA, a good one.
My accountant was truly a CA yesterday. Christ’s Ambassador. He represented his Master well. He always does. A man of integrity for sure.
Have you had a life-changing encounter with the Burden Bearer lately?
Listen! He may be knocking at the door.
~ David W. Fisher, May 18th, 2008