A Pleasant Surprise

2 Timothy 4:2  Preach the word; be ready in season and out of season.
I guess I should learn to keep my big mouth shut.  My boss, Dr. John Hurtgen, came to my office early this morning with a problem.  The 2009 CU Worship Arts Conference keynote speaker, Shane Claiborne, was not able to make his flight last night.  He had to stay the night in North Carolina.  He could make an early flight this morning, but would not be able to make it to Campbellsville before 11.  He is supposed to speak at 10:15.
Dr. Hurtgen says to me, “Do you have anything ready?”  And here is where I should have said nothing.  But instead, I pipe up “I did teach a study a couple weeks ago on worship at Living Grace.” 
What was it about Dr. Hurtgen asks?  Worship: Infinite and Intimate. 

A few minutes later I get a phone call in my office.  It is my boss.  He has talked to his planning team and they would like me to present this morning at 10:15 AM (a mere two hours later). 

Two key principles:  Be ready.  Be quiet.


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