My friend, may I ask you a question? Does God know when we don’t play the part assigned to us, no matter how small, even if others aren’t aware of His purpose for us? Can we lose touch with God when we become indifferent to what He has called us to do because we feel that our role is too small to be important to Him or anyone else?

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 piccolo player suddenly began to doubt his small role in the whole performance. He muttered to himself, “What good am I doing? Who could hear a piccolo above this din? I might as well not be playing. Nobody can hear me anyway.” So he placed his instrument to his lips, moved his fingers on the valves but did not breath into it. There was no sound coming from the piccolo. Within moments the conductor cried, “Stop! Stop! Where’s the piccolo?”

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, sometimes our role in life seems so small, so insignificant we wonder if we really have any purpose at all? Among the millions and millions of Christians on this earth, how can someone as small and insignificant as we are be of any importance? If we weren’t here, would anyone really notice or care for that matter? We know the answer Lord. You made us with a purpose and have intended us to do that one thing you ordained for us to do-no matter how small it may seem to us. Forgive us Father when we lose sight of how You use the small and seemingly insignificant things to put together the beautiful symphony of Your grace here on earth. Remind us daily that we truly are the apple of Your eye. In Jesus name we pray. 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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<markcbrunner@thispassingday.com> From Beech Springs, God bless you for Jesus sake.

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