I found this old clipping in my grandmother's Bible (what a treasure!) recently, and loved what it said so much that I wanted to share it with y'all. Here it is...
"Father, where shall I work today?"
And my love flowed warm and free.
Then He pointed out a humble spot
and said, "Tend that for me."
I answered quickly, "Oh, no not that!
Why no one would ever see.
No matter how well my work was done;
Not that little place for me!"
The word He spoke, it was not stern;
He answered me tenderly;
"Ah, little one, search thine heart;
Art thou working for them or me?
Nazareth was a little place,
And so was Galilee."
by Meade MacGuire
I love that my grandmother had this in her Bible as a reminder to herself. It's a good reminder for me too. On those days when I feel like what I do isn't appreciated or has little value, it's good for me to remember that this is what my Father in heaven has asked me to do. This humble spot is so important and valuable in His eyes, and I want to do this service out of love for Him.
It's also a good reminder for me to start my day out asking Him, "Where shall I work today?" How much better would it be if I could remember throughout the day to ask Him, "What's next, Lord?"
Hope this little poem inspires and encourages you today.