Greetings to all!
You probably already know that I work at a law firm. Nothing too fancy, just a legal secretary. I assist with the litigation department and have been there for just over a year now. The Lord has truly blessed me and I give Him all thanks and Praise for all that He's provided me with, for truly I am not worthy of His grace.
It's isn't a big law office, we only have 10 lawyers, one law student, one stagiaire (intern), 2 girls in the corporate department, 5 secretaries, one office manager and one receptionist. The "head" of our litigation department, and therefore my boss, Jeffrey, is one that I just cannot figure out.
He's very good to me, to all the girls and to the other lawyers. He is, however, quite the educated fellow. He's a very well established lawyer (a partner at our firm), not only on the Quebec Bar, but also with the Ontario Bar. He's an author and He also acts as an arbitrator. We all see Him making it as a judge some day. (Plus his wife is also a lawyer and a partner at her firm). He esteems education very highly. As nice as he is, he's a little bit of a snob!
Last year, after the easter weekend, I found an easter chocolate bunny on my chair. I was very pleased! Once I figured out it was from Jeffrey, I went into his office to thank Him. This is how it started.
"I'm glad you like it, I was a little bit afraid for I'd heard you were religious", he said. Now don't ask me how, but the Lord put the right words in my mouth that day. I was so nervous as I explained to Him what I stand for, and as tried to share the gospel. My cheeks felt very red (I get red cheeks and feeverish when I'm extremely nervous, or tired). I even felt faint and as though my knees were about to give out on me. That was a first. I could not believe that God gave me an opportunity to witness to my boss. He's not just any kind of boss, he's really intimidating.
About a month later, I had another open door. It was a tiresome day at work and I was hoping not to work overtime. But of course I did. For Jeffrey, of course. I had to finish a letter and fax it. It was a long distance fax and it was just not going through, I was getting frustrated. 15 minutes later, I figured out I was dialing the wrong number. Ooops! As I went to wish Jeffrey good night, he asks me about my church. (Every monday he asks how was church, which I appreciate). That day, I got to give him a tract. I went from being frustrated, to praising the Lord. Now, here's what you have to know, when Jeff asks me about churhc I never know if he's teasing me, or if he's actually interested to find out. He's a bit sneaky!
Last May, we were having a Bible conference at our church, and when Jeff asked what that is, I did my best to explain. I told him we have a Pastor form the US and a bunch of people from the states that come up, kinda like a big gathering. I also told him that I had gone to Toledo, Ohio for a Bible conference there and had a blast. TOLEDO, OHIOOOOOOOOOOOOO. He screamed, who goes there for vacation? Ever since, he NEVER dropped the Ohio Act. Here's the weird thing, he's actually funny!!!!!!!
Once I had to open a file for a client living in I don't know where (weird city in Quebec), he asked me if I knew where that is. NO. "Well it's nowhere near Ohio!" he said. And it's been like that ever since. Yes, I know it's funny. But it's like that every day. Today for instance, we have a client by the name of Henri, but his e-mail address reads Hank something @. I asked Jeffrey why Hank and not Henri "well, ask you Ohio friends". I finally understood that it's a nickname, like Robert is Bob, and William is Bill, etc.
As irritating as his remarks can be about Ohio, my going to church on sundays, wednesdays and fridays, and that I actually read the Bible, I feel the Lord has blessed me with an open door with Jeffrey.
All this to ask you fellow readers and friends for some prayer as I try and witness to him. I believe that if he's asking so much, maybe it is because the Lord is working in his heart!