This was part of my devotional reading this morning, and I enjoyed it so much I thought I’d share. The writer is Elizabeth Charles, who was an Anglican. She wrote over 50 books, but her best known was a story about Martin Luther, The Chronicles of the Schonberg-Cotta Family. It was published in 1862 and subsequently translated into most of the European languages, Arabic and many Indian dialects.
“Surely none are so full of cares, or so poor in gifts, that to them also, waiting patiently and trustfully on God for His daily commands, He will not give direct ministry for Him, increasing according to their strength and their desire. There is so much to be set right in the world, so many to be led and helped and comforted, that we must continually come in contact with such in our daily life. Let us only take care, that, by the glance being turned inward, or strained onward, or lost in reverie, we do not miss our turn of service, and pass by those to whom we might have been sent on an errand straight from God.
In other words, there are opportunities to use our gifts and serve God all around us, every single day. Open your eyes! Don’t miss your chance!
God loves you and so do I,