Justin Taylor recently did an interview with Russell Moore, the president-elect of the ERLC. I would encourage you to read that article here
There is one paragraph that stood out to me. I have copied it below so you can read it.
I struggled with a calling to Christian ministry as a very young man, maybe twelve or so, but then drifted away from that toward a political career. A very risk-taking congressman, Gene Taylor of Mississippi (who was and is my hero), invested a lot of time and effort in me, giving me opportunities that I can’t imagine now why he would give to someone that green. My wife Maria and I dated with her on the campaign trail with me, at little county fairs and fundraisers all over south Mississippi. After I sensed the call to ministry, I wondered why God had allowed those years to go in that direction, and I suppose I assumed they were “Jonah to Tarshish” years, even though I thoroughly loved them. I now see something of how many of the threads of God’s providence fit together.
Did you notice where Russell Moore speaks about someone who made a difference in his life by giving him opportunities? Are the days of people making substantial investments in the lives of others over? Are there people out there willing to take a risk and heavily invest themselves in people?
I would love to hear your thoughts!