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(01.15.21—Indifference!--Leviticus 7:38


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 M. Clifford 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 it’s 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 know when we don’t play the part assigned to us in this earthly life, even if others aren’t aware of Your purpose for us, we are missed by You. Forgive us Father when we lose perspective on who and what we are. We are not here to discover purpose; we are here to understand the purpose You have given us. It’s easy to lose touch withYou when we become indifferent to what You have called us to do. Keep us in touch with Your Holy Spirit so that we are never apart from the purpose that You have ordained for us. When we feel that we lack purpose in life, remind us that it’s time to remember how important we are to You in the scheme of things. We may be one among many; but to You, it only takes one to make a difference. We pray this 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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<thispassingday@gmail.com> From Beech Springs, God bless you for Jesus sake.

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