Entering the house, he found an even bigger mess. A lamp had been knocked over, and the throw rug was wadded against one wall. In the front room the TV was loudly blaring a cartoon channel, and the family room was littered with toys and various items of clothing. In the kitchen, dishes filled the sink, breakfast food was spilled on the counter, dog food spilled on the floor, a broken glass lay under the table, and a small pile of sand was spread by the back door.
He quickly headed upstairs, stepping over more toys and piles of clothes, looking for his wife. He was worried she may be ill, or that something even more serious had happened. He found her lounging in the bedroom, still curled up in the bed in her pajamas, reading a novel. She looked up at him, smiled, and asked how his day went.
He looked at her in bewilderment and asked incredulously, “What happened here today?” She continued smiling and answered, “You know how, every day when you come home from work and ask me, ‘What in the world did you do today?’ Well, today I didn’t do it.”” (Glad Tidings of Good Things, Vol. 31, June 16, 2011).
Here is a BIG “thank you” to all the disciples of Jesus who serve quietly. Your service doesn’t get the attention it deserves. Sadly, we often don’t notice your efforts until they are left undone for some reason. And then we are too quick to complain. The body of Christ would be crippled without the large army of under-appreciated servants who are willing to do their part without the fanfare. Thank you for all that you do. We couldn’t do it without you!
God loves you!Mike