A hint from Frederick Buechner
Spoiler Alert. But not really. At the end of my book I tell myself that I’ll need to “wait for Jesus to explain to me more fully why he placed me where he placed me.”
Well, I was reading a book by Megan McKenna called “And Morning Came” when she quoted Frederick Buechner in his book “Wishful Thinking: A Theological ABC.” Buechner writes: “The place where God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and world’s deep hunger meet.”
Yeah, after 25 years on the front-lines of ministry, Buechner’s words offer a bit more insight into why God placed me where he placed me. He knew I’d be sufficiently “tested” (for me) as well as abundantly blessed in this spot. It seems to have truly helped me to stay close to him. And that is a “beautiful” thing.
Still, I’ll be glad to hear more explicitly Jesus’ reasons for my calling. I’m sure it will be quite revealing.