While I feel that the only one deserving glory and praise is Almighty God (Isaiah 42:8) I also feel that there are times in our life when an earnest recognition of a positive form of servanthood is proper and currently “now” is the time for such recognition!
As primarily an observer of our recent construction project my heart rejoices when I see manifested a spirit of cooperation from the various “volunteers” that show up daily at the Chapel without any desire for kudos or acknowledgement of the sacrifice of their time which is clearly “seen” by our Heavenly Father (Proverbs 15:3). Sure, the various contractors who are getting paid for their services need to be commended but when I perceive that many of our volunteers are retired individuals who “granted”; have more time than “working folk” it still does my heart good to see their positive attitude. Yet it should be also recognized that there are a number of people who “do” have day jobs that in spite of their busy lives find the time to assist in whatever way they can which also makes my spirit glad. To you, may our Heavenly Father who “sees in secret...reward thee openly”. (Matthew 6:6b).
Together for souls,