It Doesn’t Seem Right?

25 02 2009

There comes a time in our lives that we feel our work is insignificant. We sometimes compare it to others, resulting to self-pity. Let me share with you a nice story, and hopefully we can gain lessons from it:

A missionary couple came home aboard a ship after many years of faithful service in Africa. It so happened that there was a very important diplomat also on the same ship who got special treatment and special attention. When the ship arrived, this couple stood back and watched from the deck as the band played and the people had gathered and there was great applause. As the diplomat walked down the gangplank and was whisked off in a lovely limousine to the sound of music and applause, this dear fellow put his arm around his wife and he walked off with her and got into the streets of New York. “Honey,” he said, “it just does not seem right after all of these years that we would have this kind of treatment and here this fellow gets that kind of special treatment.” And she put her arms around her husband and said to him, “But, honey, we’re not home yet.

-al bryant, 1,000 new illustrations

“There are many homes up there where my Father lives, and I’m going to prepare them for your coming. When everything is ready , then I will come and get you, so that you can always be with Me. Let not your heart be troubled…” -Jesus Christ (John 14:1-3)

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