Read Hebrews 6:9-12
“For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labor of love, which ye have shown toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister” (v. 10).
Let us face it, life is not fair. As a matter of fact, neither is God. He is holy, altogether lovely, and not fair. Did He give you what you deserved? A good friend of mine, Augusta, grew up extremely poor. She married to get away, and her life turned out worse. One day an evangelist stopped by their trailer, told the simple gospel message, and Gussie prayed through. Her husband left her with the children, declaring that religion was the problem. Her limited education made it hard to find a job, yet she felt compelled to give the gospel to those who didn’t know. She worked among the drunks in the slums, held street meetings, and helped get some churches started. With her children grown, she totaled her assets — an ancient little travel trailer with no vehicle to move it.
One of her boys ended up stationed in Germany. That year the U.S. government decided to send mothers to the boys instead of bringing them home. Gussie boarded a plane, flew to Germany, toured Italy, visited the Sistine Chapel, breathed the fresh air of the Swiss Alps, and saw many castles in Bavaria. It didn’t cost her anything. You can never out-give God. (Joyce Cooper)
God delights in doing “special” things for His own.
This devotional is the Monday, November 9, 2015 entry of Opening the Word.