I see you. I see all those seemingly insignificant things. The moments that go unnoticed.
The mundane tasks that you do on a daily basis. The boring things that no one wants to do but that have to be done.
I see the work you do. I see the day’s activities as they blur together.
The days become weeks, become months.
You feel unnoticed. Insignificant.
But I see you doing the work of love.
Do not lose heart, dear one.
No task is too small for me to take notice.
Those tasks that look to you and to others to be the most insignificant,
The ones done in quiet repetition day in and day out,
Those are things I notice.
Those are things that bring me great joy.
I have said,
“The greatest among you will be your servant.”
And I meant it.
Do not be fooled into thinking the servant’s task is not valuable.
It is most valuable.
There is always someone willing to do big, important tasks,
believing that those things will make them important.
They do those things for the notoriety, for their own personal gain.
You feed me. You clothe me.
You wipe my nose. You kiss my owie.
You check my groceries. You pour my coffee.
You smile at me and tell me to have a nice day.
You meet my most mundane, basic needs.
You do it in quiet.
You do it when no one is looking.
You do it knowing there is no notoriety.
But I notice. Every time, I notice.
I see the heart with which you serve me.
It is significant, the way you honor me with your service.
There is simply nothing insignificant about you or your task.
You are my faithful servant.
The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.”
During the month of October, I am writing a daily series called Be Loved: Lavishly sharing the heart of God. This is the 13th post in the series. Click here to see an updated list of all the posts. Click here to have this series delivered directly into your inbox.