Today's Bible Reading:

Serving Behind the Scenes

My guess is millions saw at least a clip of this speech as it was broadcasted from Iowa last week. A few dozen in the room saw the intern.

My guess is this is not what the intern had in mind when he first signed up. Then again, maybe it was. Some people are willing to do whatever is needed for a cause bigger than themselves. Even if it involves hunkering below the camera line and holding a chair in an awkward yoga position for long periods of time.

All of which made me think of 1 Corinthians 12:21-25.

The eye cannot say to the hand, “I have no need of you,” nor again the head to the feet, “I have no need of you.” On the contrary, the parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable, and on those parts of the body that we think less honorable we bestow greater honor, and our unpresentable parts are treated with greater modesty, which our more presentable parts do not require. But God has so composed the body, giving greater honor to the part that lacked it, that there may be no division in the body, but that the members may have the same care for one another.

Local churches desperately need faithful workers—men and women who will pitch in and do whatever they can whether the spotlights are on or off. Whether there are dozens of volunteers or they’re flying solo. Whether they eventually get recognized and praised or not. These men and women are indispensable to the health and growth of local bodies of believers.

If you are such a servant, thank you. Please keep up the good work and remember that “your Father who sees in secret will reward you” (Mat 6:6).

Let’s all take the time to pray today for our indispensable, behind-the-scenes, no-recognition-necessary brothers and sisters in Christ.

Better yet, why not make the time to personally express your thanks to a special servant today?

About Jason Hardin

Jason lives in southern Indiana with his wife Shelly and their three daughters. He works with the Charlestown Road church of Christ. Jason has written three books and a variety of workbooks. He's a fan of photography, baseball, mountains, wildlife, BBQ, banana pudding, and coffee. You can contact him here or connect with him on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

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