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Malachi didn’t know who he was waiting for; he didn’t fully understand his purpose. It didn’t matter. The Creator understood. A young man, around 35, approached seemingly talking to himself, but then Malachi noticed his ear piece. Name….Jordan. Hurried talk of a program, advertising, food and beverage arrangement, a speaker, and the capacity of the sanctuary flooded Malachi’s ears. Somewhere, deep inside, a light shone. He could see this one belonged to The Master. Surely he would speak, at least make eye contact. However, Distraction covered Jordan’s eyes and was actually causing restlessness in the young man’s being. As a result, Jordan had no direction or intent. Malachi was shocked at the busyness that plagued Jordan and then realized that his growth has been stunted by a desire to do rather than sit at The Master’s feet and be still. Jordan finished his phone call and sat beside Malachi, silent, obviously distressed. He placed the phone on the bench beside him and placed his head in his hands. A sigh ….and then he punched another button.
“Honey…yeah. I’m going to be late tonight. Yeah, I know. Something came up at church. Meeting…….I have to arrange the dinner…”
Malachi observed unshed tears in the man’s eyes. Frustration. Trapped. Confusion. No peace. The Power was there but unused, ignored, forgotten…
Jordan winced at words said on the other end of the conversation. “Tell her I’ll make it next time. I promise.”
Jordan closed the phone and ran his fingers through his short, cropped hair. He cast a sideways glance in Malachi’s direction. Maybe….. Hope dissipated as Malachi received the pamphlet that Jordan reached in his pocket and gave him. By the time the messenger looked up, the man was gone. Malachi shook his head as he glanced at the religious tract describing the love of Jesus.
Amanda Williams is a forty-year old wife and mother of two who can still swing her pony tail and display just a tad of sass. She is also a Jesus loving girl who realizes she is nothing without the One who saved her. Amanda has two degrees specializing in serving students with special needs and is currently working in the field of Leadership Development. She is a Christian author, speaker, blogger, and publisher who loves serving beside her husband at her local place of worship, First Baptist Church of Ocala.