My friend, may I ask you a question? As Christians, you and I are just one small cog in a mighty wheel of purpose that God has constructed to do His purpose here on earth. When you come right down to it, how important are we among so many?
My friend, life’s a story, welcome to This Passing Day. I’m Mark Brunner.
As I was driving home from the office the other day I saw a large flock of Canada Geese, probably over 50 or 60 birds, dozing on a farm pond off the side of the highway. It struck me how all the birds looked the same. None stood out as a leader. They were huddled together, seemingly oblivious to the cars and trucks driving by. Then, as I approached the pond I noticed a small dog that came darting over a hill overlooking the pond. In an instant, one bird in the middle of the flock raised its wings in warning and lifted into the air. In a split second the entire flock blasted from the ponds surface. I wondered to myself--what made that bird the one to be the first to fly?
As Christians, you and I are just one small cog in a mighty wheel of purpose that God has constructed to do His purpose here on earth. When you come right down to it, how important are we among so many?
Here’s a story: Sir Michael Costa was conducting a rehearsal in which the orchestra was joined by a great chorus. About halfway through the session, with trumpets blaring, drums rolling, and violins singing their richest melody, the flute player suddenly began to doubt her small role in the whole performance. She muttered to himself, “What good am I doing? Who could hear a flute above this din? I might as well not be playing. Nobody can hear me anyway.” So she placed her instrument to her lips, moved her fingers on the valves but did not breath into it. There was no sound coming from the flute. Within moments the conductor cried, “Stop! Stop! Where’s the flute?”
Perhaps many people didn’t realize that the piccolo was missing, but the most important person in that orchestra, the conductor, did. So it is in the Christian life. God knows when we don’t play the part assigned to us, even if others aren’t aware of His purpose for us. It’s easy to lose touch with God when we become indifferent to what He has called us to do. If you feel you lack purpose in life, perhaps its time to remind yourself how important you are to God in the scheme of things. You may be one among many; but to God, it only takes one to make a difference.
We pray. Heavenly Father. “We thank You that You are our God and Father. You alone are worthy of all our honor and praise. We thank You for having selected us. You have set our feet upon the Rock of our Salvation, who is Jesus Christ our Lord. Thank You that You have the words of eternal life. Thanks for Your precious promise, that nothing in heaven or on earth is able to separate us from Your love. May our small purpose in this life always be apparent to us even when our part seems too small to notice. In Jesus' name, Amen.
Therefore my friend, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry for itself; each day has enough trouble of its own. (Matt 6:34) This Passing Day. May this passing day honor our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and be a blessing to you and everyone you meet. Find a stranger and say hello. Don't let another day pass without your day blessing someone else.
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