Yesterday, I had the chance to celebrate with two of my children as they were baptized. Our church had a picnic after Sunday services at a state park near our town. We brought out some food and had fun hanging out with different people we hadn't had much of a chance to get know before.
There was a lake at the park and the church had planned to baptize people. Mostly children were involved, but it was open to everyone. My two kids were at the front of the line and I was excited to see them, because I had to leave quickly to get to a speaking engagement I had two hours of north of us that evening.
But Pastor Steve wasn't there. It was discovered that he was having vehicle problems and was stranded. Everyone looked around, and found the youth pastor, his son, Jay. Jay wasn't prepared, but he was ready to serve. He found some shorts, changed quickly, and then went into the lake and did the baptisms. It was wet and freezing, but Jay did it when he was needed.
Will you be ready to step up in the last second when you are called on to serve?