Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Miss Karen

Sometimes in life you come across an unusually gifted person who possesses an uncommon passion for the Lord as well as a relentless drive to see others come to know Jesus as their Savior. "Miss Karen" is one such person.

Last week we were privileged to have Karen Boorse with us during our Vacation Bible School. Karen travels from place to place sharing the Word of God with children through her dramatic storytelling and painting. It is incredible to witness children (and adults) become captivated with the Bible as its stories come to life through Karen's paintings. As each Bible story unfolds before your very eyes, "Miss Karen" drives home its central point by revealing a phrase that captures the heart of the story. No matter how many times you see her do "her thing", Karen always manages to surprise you.

I don't want you to misunderstand me today. It is not my intention to lift up Karen Boorse. Rather, I am grateful to the Lord for how He uses people like Karen to accomplish His purposes. You see, Karen is simply an instrument in God's hands. Certainly Karen has had to submit to God's will for her life and to choose, personally each day, to serve the Lord. But it is God's very life flowing through Karen that makes the difference in the lives of children every where she goes.

What about you? Do you realize that God can use you in your own unique way to lead others to Himself? God has a special purpose for your life. It may be to reach only one person with the gospel. Or, it may be to reach thousands. Either way, it will only be as you commit your life to God's will and control that you find yourself making a radical difference that will have eternal implications in the lives of people around you.