Listen to this devotional:
Listen while you read: "Look Ye Saints"1 (Lyrics)
Matthew 25:21 – Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master's happiness! (NIV)
It has been an eye-opener to me to find the many servants representing Jesus in my life. Many have shown their special gift in servanthood, walking the second mile with me.
I recall an incident when I enquired of church members if any would volunteer to drive me to the eye clinic in the next city. I had used the Greyhound bus, rain or shine, snow and wind, but my strength was tested, and so I timidly asked for help. A voice behind me said that she was available. It happened so fast that she would earnestly desire to be of help. The result was God's arrangement for long service and fellowship.
I have been so blessed to hear a voice say, "I am available! Let me be your servant. Let me be as Christ to you." That is what that voice was to me.
I have been in good company countless times, because not only the driver but also her friend comes along for the journey, and so I am doubly blessed on the pilgrimage. We are there to be with each other and walk the mile and bear the load together—to weep with me when I weep, and laugh with me when I laugh, sharing our joys and sorrows, till we see the journey through.
God is rich in ways to improve our lives here on this planet. Before we even think of asking, God already has a plan. It means meeting servants that He has available to serve and friends to share wide experiences in the walk of faith and the trustworthiness of God.
To find such harmony is from God! To find such tireless friendship is of God! To find such pilgrims to travel with is from God! I am a recipient of God's goodness to me! God has granted His resources at my disposal in my time of need. I thank God for all His benefits to me, a poor sinner!
I pray for God's rich reward for His servants who have done well. I suspect the rewards to be greater than we can imagine. Oh! To hear His voice of commendation when we meet Him face-to-face in glory: "Well done, good and faithful servant! Enter into the joy of your Lord!"
Prayer: Our Father in heaven, Your ways are out of this world! Thank You for the Christ in Your servants here to whom You have given the grace to serve. Bless all Your servants, in the name of Jesus. Amen!