and i suddenly was ready to face the task, and honored to do so. i was taken aback at how much it meant to hear "we trust you" from her. trust: what a humbling thing to earn, and what a heartbreaking thing to lose. because i knew she trusted me, i was eager to prove her right and to do my very best. the weight of "we trust you" is heavy to bear.
i wonder if God approaches us the same, if He is telling us "I trust you" when it comes to the responsibility of His great commission, the responsibility of living as He did, leading, loving other people, and fighting for those who don't know Him. that's kind of a terrifying thought, huh! now i recognize we are human, created, and He is God, Creator. obviously we will fail and get things wrong and bumble around when we carry one another's hearts, and i know He must recognize that- which is where His grace and overall God-ness comes in (: but still, i wonder if He came to show us the way and is now saying to His children, "I trust you." (of course not leaving us) ...i guess, can God trust us? He trusted job, right? and the parable of the talents demonstrates trust, even if all the servants entrusted did not prove to be trustworthy.
and if the Creator God does trust us with what and who we've been given, what does that mean for us? how are we supposed to respond to that? it's totally wonderful, honoring, humbling, and terrifying.
(i could be totally missing the mark here, these are just thoughts i've have rumbling around in my head. feel free to disagree or continue on in this train of thinking.)