Years ago I fulfilled one of my lifelong dreams when I visited Yellowstone National Park. Many of my friends who had visited the park told me of the majesty and power of the geysers as they exploded into the air, sending steam and spray skyward.
The geyser that fascinated me the most, however, was not the largest geyser, nor the smallest geyser, nor did it spout water higher than the other geysers. It is the world’s most famous geyser: Old Faithful! Its fame is found in its name because of its faithfulness.
There are times when we envy others for the power and prestige associated with their names or the skills and talents that God has given them. Perhaps we envy them because of their fame and notoriety. We man even resent them for the things that they can do and the things we cannot do. We become angry with God for blessing them more than we think He has blest us. We become filled with jealousy and bitterness and believe that God has “His favorites.” Not true! He gives us each of the talents we need to do what He has designed for us to do. It is not about His favorites but about our faithfulness.
In the final analysis, it’s never about favorites but about our being faithful to Him, to do what He has called us to do with the talents and gifts He has given us. “He who is faithful,” scripture reminds us, “will be given the Crown of Life.”
Prayer: We ask, Father, that no matter what You call us to be or do, we will remain faithful to You at all times and in all places. Give us courage and commitment! In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture For Today: But if you remain faithful even when facing death, I will give you the crown of life. Revelation 2:10