It’s Not About My Friend Todd……

Hi, my name is Tom and I have a friend who is a Realtor……

His name is Todd.

Seriously he is and unfortunately he doesn’t live near me – because he’s really good at what he does.

But this is not about my friend Todd.   And he’d be the first to tell you that.

But he can’t because I don’t believe he can read this right now.

See, besides for being a good friend, and a kindred spirit on many things that matter, Todd is also married to a nurse like I am.   Just another reason he’s a good guy.

But this isn’t about Todd.

Though he posted a picture on Facebook this morning that prompted this post.   See, Todd is not in Ann Arbor right now.

He’s not even in the United States.

He’s not even in North America.

Todd and his wife are part of a medical/surgical team that is in Africa right now.   They are providing surgical care that is unavailable to patients there without them – and training the local medical staff while they are there.

The picture – he’s in what is obviously a surgery room, wearing scrubs, looks like he hasn’t shaved and probably showered in a while and the look on his face is not quite sheer panic but close to it…….

The caption –  “So far outside my comfort zone……”

That got me thinking – imagine what would happen if all of us stepped outside our comfort zone.

Imagine what would happen if the church in the first world wasn’t happy with the status quo and wanted to step outside our comfort zone and do more and be more of what God is??

Do you think God is happy with comfortable?

I don’t.

Do you think God likes it when people step way outside of their comfort zone and put themselves in positions where they have no choice but to rely on Him?

I do.

And that’s where my friend Todd is this week.

And that’s where we all should be – not necessarily in Africa, but outside our comfort zones……

Thanks, Todd.


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