I once saw a survey where people were polled on their greatest fears. The funny thing was public spekaing was higher on the list than death. I’ve often said that what this means is that more people would rather be the guest of honor at the funeral than give the eulogy at the funeral.
Yesterday I saw this principle play out in another unique way. About 20 minutes before the funeral I was speaking at, I went up to one of the deceased persons grandson’s and asked him if he’d like to say a few words. He looked at me like, no way…there’s no possible way I’m doing that.
Now for the ironic part…he’s a heart surgeon! So operating on hearts doesn’t faze him in the least, but speaking in front of people does. Isn’t it funny how God wired us all up in different ways to do many different things? I thank God for men like him that can physically restore a human heart and I thank God that He has given me the gift to speak of an even greater heart surgery…the one Jesus can do spiriutally in each and everyone of our lives.