And let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we shall reap if we do not grow weary.” Galatians 6:9 NASB

“Hardship often prepares an ordinary person for an extraordinary destiny.” C.S. Lewis

During the Covid pandemic, heroes were the top of my mind and prayers. Here’s my hero list:

The grocery clerks

The pharmacists

The mechanics

The electricians

The garbage collectors

The farmers

The ranchers

The truck drivers

The military

The police

The healthcare workers

The volunteers



Neighbors who checked in and ran errands

Many, many more and I’m grateful for each one!

No fanfare. No parades. No bands playing. No sound bytes. Just doing the next right thing. Servants are heroes.


I’m trying to see that even jury duty is a heroic thing to do. We need more Christians as a jury of our peers. Yep. Got the call to duty. I’m not thrilled about it, in fact, I’m a bit annoyed because it interferes with what I want. However, if the situation was reversed, I’d be so grateful.

The world’s idea of heroes and God’s many times are so opposite! Celebrities, politicians (don’t get me started), billionaires, Pulitzer prize winners, and sometimes they are heroes. Then I peek at the Bible’s heroes. Of course, Jesus is the main hero, but there’s the prostitute that hid David and his companions from the enemy, Stephen who was stoned to death, the widow who tithed a penny and it was all that she had. They all were worthy of honor in the Bible.



Thank you for rewarding those that seek you. May we look forward to your saying, “Well done, good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will set thee over many things; enter thou into the joy of thy lord.”


Published by Barbara Hinther

Barbara Hinther author of Meditations and Encouragement for the Caregiver of a Loved One with Dementia and What About Me, God. Time to share what she has learned and hopefully, others will know they are not alone. This too, shall pass with beautiful, yet painful, lessons. Barbara lives in a rural town in Idaho where all is community. Bless everyone in the community for their support and their never-ending let’s pitch in attitude! She worked in marketing for over 30 years and volunteered with the Idaho Youth Ranch and St. Vincent’s de Paul Thrift Store. Then her hardest job ever was caring for her husband who died from Lewy body dementia and needed her full-time care. Feelings of abandonment were constant. Life was very difficult for a while, but love, faith and hope will overcome. Let the adventure continue!

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