“A Special Gift”

This week’s Pastor to Person is written by Pastor Franklin Garcia.

“Again the Israelites cried out to the LORD, and he gave them a deliverer Ehud, a left-handed man, the son of Gera the Benjamite.” Judges 3:15

There’s a story in the scriptures of a left-handed man, a man who probably had some of the same frustrations as other left-handed people have had. This story occurs at a time when the people of Israel had turned away from the Lord and had begun to worship the gods of the Canaanite culture, and the Lord had disciplined them for that. God had allowed an enemy to oppress Israel for many years. The invader is, Eglon, the king of Moab, a nation to the East.
One day Ehud, the left-handed man, came face to face with a monument, a reminder of the reality of His God. He thought about that monument, and remembered what it stood for, he made a decision to let God use him. God used his uniqueness in a special way. As he looked at that memorial, and remembered his left hand, Ehud killed the king of Moab and Israel was set free. God used him in a way no right-hander could have been used.
The Lord has given you too something unique, some talent to do something for Him that others cannot do. You have an ability that others do not have, and that God’s people need. God has given you too a special ability, and He calls you to serve His people with it.

-Pastor Franklin