No one is insignificant

Bible Reading: Read Joshua 1:1-9
Author: Zully Taborda (New York, US)
Wednesday 7 November 2018 © The Upper Room.
I had recently arrived in the United States and didn’t know anyone. For a year, I worked for a telephone marketing company in a low- paying job, and it was difficult for me to make ends meet. I hoped that this job would be temporary because talking daily on the telephone to custom- ers who insulted me made me feel insignificant and distressed.

Then one evening while I was making a routine call, the woman who answered the phone was crying and pleaded with me to call the emer- gency services. She had been attacked in a situation of domestic vio- lence. Immediately, I dialled the right number and gave the woman’s details to the operator. I left my desk to take a few moments to com- pose myself and began to pray for God’s strength for the woman and her situation.

In that moment, I realised that God can use each of us wherever we are. Because I was at my ‘insignificant’ job, a woman in need was helped. I learned that no person is unimportant when we serve God by helping a neighbour – or a stranger.

Prayer: Merciful God, continue to shine your light on us as we seek to do your will and to help those in need. In the name of Christ. Amen
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Just wanted to say thank you for making BSL daily devotions available. I am hearing and often sign at church for d/Deaf friends. I am finding this resource very useful in helping me improve my signing skills as well as focussing on God every day, bless you. CR