Her delicate hands were the most beautiful wrappings ever.

Her delicate hands were the most beautiful wrappings ever.

When God calls us to be speakers, He creates unexpected teachable moments. In an overwhelming week, I was able to show three strangers how the Holy Trinity is represented in a teacup by using the following scripture.

May the grace of Jesus Christ, the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. 2 Corinthians 13:14

Who needs a stage when God gives us an opportunity to share His grace, love, and fellowship to an audience of one, two, or more? Being an ambassador for Christ also results in unanticipated gifts delivered in surprising ways from amazing people whom we touch with the message He gives us.

The day after one of those teachable moments, I saw the beautiful 91 year old lady who drank in yesterday’s message walking towards me. She was cradling something between her two hands near her heart. I rushed to meet her to save her steps.

Her eyes sparkled when she looked up and held out the item wrapped in two plastic grocery bags, “I have a gift for you.”

Cupping my hands together like hers, I accepted her treasure as she said, “I don’t have any wrapping paper, but I want you to have this.”

“The wrapping doesn’t matter. An unexpected gift is always nicer when wrapped in kindness,” was all I said besides, “Thank you.”

Gently peeling away each layer of the bags, I discovered a delicate teacup unlike any I have ever seen.  It didn’t have a saucer, but it did have three round feet for its base. The inside of the bowl was glazed like the color of an opal. The fragile cup was as beautiful as the white haired lady who was a stranger yesterday and a sister-in-Christ the next day. The Holy Trinity joins family members at unexpected moments. P1110863

No gift is greater than a moment in joint reverence for the gift of Christ’s grace, God’s unfailing love, and the indwelling fellowship of the Holy Spirit. We two ladies experienced that in a few memorable minutes that day.

We speakers don’t need a stage to teach from when God creates times for those He calls before us even in overwhelming weeks. All we need is faithful follow-through like our Redeemer.

May the joy of Jesus fill your hearts today.  My prayers are with you all as I sip from the teacup wrapped in kindheartedness.

Rejoicing in Jesus,

Carolyn