A friend called Friday morning and asked if I would be willing to pick him up at the airport. Of course, I was willing, and I enjoyed the time we had together as I drove him from the airport to the restaurant where he works.
As we drove, we talked about several things – Thanksgiving, family, school, etc. At one point I asked him what God was doing in his life. He said he didn’t understand why it was taking him so long to get through school, but that lately he was thinking that when he graduated he would try to attend a culinary school with plans to open a restaurant.
How exciting! He doesn’t just want to open a restaurant so that he can make money, even though he is excited about food and creating new restaurants. He’s interested in giving people an atmosphere where they can meet together and try new food.
You see, my friend is a student at a seminary. But, he’s not planning to be employed by a church organization. He’s willing to learn a skill so that he can support himself and his family, and that gives him a chance to serve others. I can’t wait to see how God uses this young man!