Saturday, February 6, 2010

ministry bubbles

Hi bloggers. I'm sorry I've neglected you, yet again. It's just been one of those weeks. A tough ministry week. Nothing new. If you've been in full time ministry for any length of time you know it's inevitable. Heck, if you work with people in any kind of job for any length of time, you know it's inevitable.

I was thinking about how to appropriately explain what happens when you get hurt in ministry. Ministry is kind of like playing with bubbles.

It's exciting. You find yourself doing things you didn't know you would do...

or could do. You get fired up. You're on a roll.

And then, without warning a little bit gets in your eyes.

It's just a tiny bit, but man does that tiny bit hurt. Stings, really.

You wonder if popping bubbles is even worth the risk of that kind of pain.

So you take a time out. You turn to One who is present and understands the pain. As you behold the One, the sting loses its edge.

With this new found sense of healing, you decide to get back in the game.

After all, the bubbles won't last forever.

The reward however, most certainly will.


  1. Great picture (ha, no pun intended) of vocational ministry... we currently have bubbles stinging our eyes... :( but, trusting in God to carry us through til we're ready to get back in the game.

  2. Hey Rachel,
    I just found your blog while exploring A Preacher's Wife. This post was a real encouragement to me, and I wanted to tell you that you have a beautiful family (your daughter is gorgeous). Keep up the good work, and God bless!
    P.S. You have a great name too!! =)