I have a friend that some people might believe sticks out like a sore thumb. He has long white hair that he wears in a short pony tail and has a long beard to match.
His superior’s grumble about it at work and others have been known to make snide remarks.
What they fail to see is the reason behind his appearance.
“Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” (1 Samuel 16:7, NIV)
During the months of November and December, Charles is Santa’s Helper. He is Santa personified! He works every night and weekend bringing the joy of Christmas to hundreds of children and their families.
Some people would say this is a silly ambition, but we see Charles’s heart! His love for the Lord overflows as he ministers to these children.
I bet that several prayers are said over these little ones as they share their dreams with this man of God.
The next time you see someone that “sticks out like a sore thumb” remember, God uses ALL kinds of people to minister. Those that are old, the very young, those with down syndrome, the poor, rich, deaf, crippled and even Santa Clause.
“In a large house there are articles not only of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay; some are for noble purpose and some for ignoble. If a man cleanses himself from the latter, he will be an instrument for noble purposes , made holy useful to the Master and prepared to do any good work.” (2 Timothy 2:20-22, NIV)
Love Heart, take your blinders off and see the work of God! ~Debra
The picture you see above is Charles and Gwen Fischer. My friend and Co-Founder of Love Heart Ministries is married to Santa Clause!