Peace family, if God has raised you to any place of dignity, honor, and authority, then there are people whom you are equipped to care for, help, and serve. Don’t forget them!
A newsletter I read earlier this week had Esther 4:14 at the top of it, which says, “For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?” (NIV)
That last sentence especially got me thinking about areas of authority, service, and responsibility in my own life.
At the end of Hook (one of my favorite movies), as Peter Pan prepares to leave Neverland and return to the real world, he passes off his leadership to the biggest boy, telling him to take care of everyone smaller than himself. One of the smallest boys then asks, “But who should I take care of?” Peter Pan gets down face-level with the boy and considers his question before answering, “Neverbugs. Little ones.”
Even if you feel like that smallest boy, as a child of God, you have a position of honor, dignity and authority. I want to encourage you that you don’t have to be a chief executive at a major corporation, Billy Graham, or a Heisman trophy winner to have authority. If you are a parent, a shift manager at Taco Bell, a teacher, an older sibling, or basically, anyone who has a relationship with Jesus Christ, then there are people in your life whom God is giving you a special opportunity to care for and shepherd. Whom can you serve and encourage today?
Dream great dreams, but whether you are in a seemingly important or humble position, don’t neglect the Neverbugs. They are all around you, needing to experience the love of Jesus in small and simple ways, and God loves using his family to make a difference in the small and simple ways. They all add up.
Anyway, just a few thoughts from your friendly, neighborhood Kat.