Faithful

Not everyone possesses boundless energy or a conspicuous talent.  We are not equally blessed with great intellect or physical beauty or emotional strength.  But we have all been given the same ability to be faithful.

 
Gigi Graham Tchividian, 1945-
American Writer, Speaker. D. Billy Graham
 
35 Therefore do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward. 36 For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God you may receive what is promised.
 
Hebrews 10:35-36
 
I am reading a biographical novel for upper grades called Looking for Me by Betty .R. Rosenthal.  In it, the protagonist, is one of twelve children six boys, six girls.  She writes a poem about herself for school and mentions her whole family.  The teacher notices that Betty talks about every one but herself. When questioned as to why she replies, “I don’t know who I am in my big family.”
 
Sometimes, in this “family of man,” in this body of Christ, it is so easy to measure ourselves against another’s talent, or to get lost in the masses.  Yet, our Father sends out the troops to find us, calls our name out of a crowd, causes us to be noticed, all to let us know that we are known by him.  We are blessed with at least one special friend who “sees” us, who knows us, who will tell us if there is spinach in our teeth, toilet paper on our shoe, a person we need to re-address.  For some we are that faithful friend that sees them.   We need to have confidence in the one from whom we have received that vision, and endure until God gives us the signal to let go.  We must be faithful until God calls us off the search or the assignment.
 
Today, when you encounter that one who is lost, or invisible, love them with a glance, a quiet hand on the shoulder or some other encouraging gesture.
 
Because of Him,
Linda
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