Saturday, January 27, 2018

Nobody Knows My Name

“As unknown, and yet well known…” (2Corinthians 6:9).

Are you worried that no one knows your name? Consider the nameless individuals whose stories appear on the pages of scripture: the woman at the well; the boy who offered his loaves and fishes to Jesus; the widow who gave her last mite; the woman who anointed the feet of Jesus; the repentant thief on the cross. All these folks live in anonymity; nobody knows their names.

Perhaps you too are unknown. You toiled for years in obscurity, in some small place, overlooked and unrewarded by church or community, while others made a name for themselves.

Rejoice! Your name is written in heaven!

God knows who you are and what you’ve done for his sake. You may have received little or no recognition in this life, but on the day when you stand in our Lord’s presence you will receive unqualified praise (1Corinthians 4:5). He will say to you as he will say to all who have loved and served him, “Well done my good and faithful servant” (Matthew 5:21).

Unknown? No, you are well known in the highest circles! 

David Roper

1.27.18

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