Mysteries are one of the most popular and entertaining types of fiction. Millions are captivated by the idea of figuring out “who done its?” Interestingly, many “who done its” regularly go unsolved around the church. Perhaps this is because most of the sensational elements are missing. Thus, people are not captivated by the quest to unravel the mystery. Still, there are many things which, mysteriously, just seem to get done in most church families.
Have you ever stopped to consider:
— Who changes the light bulbs in those fixtures high above the sanctuary?
— Who makes sure the temperature inside the building is comfortable, no matter what it is outside?
— Who washes the towels and baptismal garments each time they are used?
There are scores of similar questions which could be asked. The point is: There are many things which get done in our church family on a regular basis which go virtually unnoticed. The individuals involved don’t call attention to themselves. Generally speaking, they don’t want to be singled out for recognition. They do what they do simply to serve and glorify God!
Just look around. Think about all that’s being done. Don’t try to unravel it or zero in on some ulterior motive. Realize it’s being done by saints in service to God. Give God thanks for their willingness to serve and praise for their faithfulness to what, oftentimes, is thankless service. Because of their servant-hearts, we are all wonderfully blessed!
Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms. (1 Peter 4:10)
© Bill Williams, September 20, 2006