There was a rich man who sold all his possessions and became a missionary. He knew that it was what God wanted him to do. On the way to the mission field, he got sick. He was so sick that the captain ordered him to be brought into quarantine.
He was really disheartened.
“God, why did you allow this to happen? I sold all my wealth because You told me that You would like to use me for something great. What is that something great? Being trapped in this dirty place alone? Is that great for You?”
While he was ranting, he heard a voice. There was a man drowning! He took his lamp and went near the window. Indeed, it was a man drowning. He felt miserable. He knew he couldn’t do anything but pray for this poor soul.
The following day, he heard people shouting and celebrating. He wondered why. Later on, he found out that the man who was drowning was saved. He saw a flicker of light somewhere and that light gave him the direction where to go. When he was near the ship, a crew saw him and was able to save him.
The rich man cried and thanked God for his sickness.
You are never too little to be used by God.
This story was shared to us on our morning devotion during a retreat. I was truly encouraged. My husband and I were asked to be one of the facilitators for that 2 day retreat.
We were a bit hesitant at first. We just got back and still settling down and here goes God throwing us in the ministry already! But during the retreat, we were glad God did just that! I met wonderful ladies who’s very passionate with God. I am truly blessed by what God is doing in their lives.
This was also an opportunity for me to renew my commitment to the Lord. I know I’m just a flicker of light but no matter how small I am, I know that God can still use me for His glory!
How did you spend your holy week?
Did you have any realization during this time?
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