“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 garbage collectors
The truck drivers
The healthcare workers
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.”