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Have you noticed the many unnoticed, unnamed, and unappreciated servants in the Bible? “Theybrought unto to Him” Sick (Matt. 4:24) Children (Mark 10:13) Deaf(Mark 7:32) friend(Luke 5:18). There is a ladhere (John 6:9) and maidthere (2 Kings 5:2). Over 5,000 hungry people appreciated the little unnamed ladand Naaman appreciated the little unknown maid. People know Mosesbuilt the Tabernacle, and Nehemiahbuilt the wall, but many, many unknown and unnamed helpers made it possible. As on TV, the actors are well known but the credits showing who actually made the it possible are minimized and quickly shown.

Today many ministries, including our ministry, are made possible by many unnamed and unknown and unrecognized background people. In our community there are volunteers, first responders, policemen, firemen, nurses, caretakers, ETs, and many “good” citizens. In our churches there are servants, volunteers, van drivers, nursery workers, custodians, ushers, landscapers, technicians, prayer warriors, soul-winners, shut-in workers, and coffee makers. We may not notice who they are, but we notice whatthey do. Their presenceis not noticed but their absencewould be greatly noticed by a squealing mic, screaming babies, empty tables, unmowed grass, trash, locked doors, dirty restrooms, and especially if there is no coffee. (No Coffee – No Talkee). It seems they are taken for granted without gratitude.

You do not need to go to them because they come to you. They have freely received” so they “freely give” (Matt. 10:8). They do it “heartily” as unto to the Lord without pats, pay, or praise (Col.3:23). They do what is expected, then do a little more. They go the first, the second, and third mile with a smile (Matt.5:41). They do what they can, and use what they have, to serve others (2 Cor. 8:12). Again, their presence is not noticed but their absence would be greatly noticed.

As the Lord, we should notice the unnoticeable, and appreciate the unappreciated. The Lord said,  “But many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be first” (Matt. 19:30). “And there came a certain poor widow (unnamed), and she threw in two mites …and the Lord saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That this poor widow hath cast more in, than all they which have cast into the treasury” (Mark 12:42-43). Don’t be surprised if you see the poor, unnamed, widow woman at the front of the line.

Thank God for the many unknown and unnamed servants.

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