Priesthood of Every Believer
But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God's own possession that you may declare the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. 1 Peter 2:9
Just got back from Minneapolis. I was out there doing some Nav staff work -- some training and speaking at the University of Minnesota NavNight. In between meetings, I got a chance to hang out with the Edelsteins.
I met Dan out here in California in 2010. A couple years later, he married a beautiful woman, Kerah. They moved to Minneapolis. Since their move, they have multiplied! God has blessed them with two delightful sons, Josiah and Stefen.
My last morning in Minneapolis, we celebrated the start of Stefen's birthday at a neighborhood bakery where we got something called "puppy dog tails" -- basically, twirled strips of unrolled cinnamon rolls -- really good cinnamon rolls. Those things ought to be illegal.
On our walk over to the bakery, we talked about the need for more people like them... well, they weren't talking about it; they were humbly deflecting. I was telling them, "We need more people like you two."
In Matthew 9:35-38, Jesus says, "... the harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few..." Just on Dan and Kerah's street, the work of sowing and harvesting is plentiful. As we walked, I heard of this neighbor, and that neighbor, and the lady at the grocery store. We can use Edelsteins on every block in Minneapolis.
And we're not even close.
There's a couple hundred of us on this list. If you don't much, you need to start thinking about your call into the priesthood. You're a worker. A laborer in the harvest.