The Forgotten Worker

People around the world are familiar with light bulb and change it had on the world. Yet, while millions know of Thomas Edison, relatively few know the name Lewis Latimer —the inventor who conceived the idea of using a filament heated by electricity to make light. The light bulb has been admired and appreciated, but he is the forgotten man behind the invention. His name is largely unrecognized or was never even known by most.

Sometimes, in the service of God, we may feel that we have been forgotten or are behind the scenes and not recognized. Ministry can be a life of effort that often goes unappreciated by the very people we are seeking to serve in Jesus’ name. The good news, however, is that, while people may not know, God does.

“For God is not unjust to forget your work and labor of love which you have shown toward His name, in that you have ministered to the saints, and do minister.”
Hebrews 6:10

What a promise! Our heavenly Lord will never forget our service. That is infinitely more important than being applauded by the crowds. Serving to please God is a greater reward than public acclaim.

See you next Sunday.

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