USING EVERYTHING FOR THE LORD
Shauna was on her way home from work, tired from a stressful day. The road was icy, and the curves dangerous. Suddenly the car began to skid and plunged into a river crusted with ice.
A truck with four men also returning from work was following some distance behind her. When they saw what had happened, they stopped their truck, and with no hesitation, dove into the icy water to rescue her.
One of the four men was Terry Kelly. Terry did not know how to swim and had a withered right arm that was almost useless. Nevertheless, he knew he wanted to do something. And he did.
The men found the car locked, and Shauna, on the inside losing consciousness, was struggling in fear. But, Terry was able to get his small, withered arm through a window that was partially open, and unlock the door. The men were then able to rescue and revive Shauna.
Though many would have questioned the value of, or perhaps ridiculed, Terry’s withered arm, it worked wonders when it had to.
Paul said, “Give yourselves completely to God since you have been given new life. And use your whole body (even a withered arm?) as a tool to do what is right for the glory of God.”
God has a unique plan for each of our lives. And He wants to do through us what He has not or cannot do through anyone else. Whatever He asks us to do is within the gifts and abilities He has given us. His plan for each of us may even include what we may consider our “defects.”
Prayer: Lord, we are all “perfect” in Your sight for the work that You are calling us to do. May we look beyond what we see to what You see as our worth to You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture For Today: Instead, give yourselves completely to God, for you were dead, but now you have new life. So use your whole body as an instrument to do what is right for the glory of God. Romans 6:13