Blessed are the chain's smallest links#
We are apt to overlook the minor actors in Scripture stories through our absorbed interest in the prominent ones. Yet ofttimes these lesser people are just as important in their own place, and their service is just as essential to the final success of the whole--as the greater ones.
Consider these minor Biblical actors:
1) The unnamed little girl in the story of Naaman the leper is scarcely seen among the splendors of the Syrian court; but without her part we would never have had this story of stubborn pride and miraculous healing.
2) The anonymous young lad with the small basket of loaves and fish is hardly thought of when we read the account of that miracle; but they were his loaves and his fish with which the Master fed all those hungry thousands that day upon the fresh green grass.
3) Mordecai gave Hathach a copy of the decree issued in Susa that called for the death of all Jews, and he asked Hathach to show it to Esther. He also asked Hathach to explain it to her and to urge her to go to the king to beg for mercy and plead for her people - Israel. So Hathach returned to Esther with Mordecai's message. Then Esther told Hathach to go back and relay this message to Mordecai.
Hathach was one of these obscure characters. But his part was by no means unimportant. Without his being a trustworthy messenger Mordecai's communication with Esther would have been impossibl, and the whole Jewish nation would have perished!
The smallest links in a chain are oft-times quite as important as the greatest links.
If we cannot do brave things like Esther, offer wise counsel as Mordecai we may at least be useful as Hathach and the two unknown children were - strong in faithful service.
And, perhaps our lowly part may some day prove to have been as essential as the great deeds which all men praise.
We may at least assist some others in doing the wonderful things that they are set to do in this world.#
Refuse to seek your due rewards upon earth. Rejoice in anonymity for the rewards in heaven are unspeakably superior to all the combined and finest fleeting honors men can muster.
Today's Soul Snippet:
'Let everyone who names the name of the Lord depart from iniquity.' ~ 2 Timothy 2:19c
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#Penned by J.R. Miller with SoulSupply edits.