Serve with What You Have

The Lord said to [Moses], “What is that in your hand?” (Exodus 4:2, NIV)

Nearing the year 2000, one television network chose a panel of experts from a variety of fields. They asked them to compile a list of the 100 most influential people of the entire millennium.

The list was so exclusive that most presidents and Nobel prize winners didn’t make it. The top 5 included such giants as William Shakespeare, Isaac Newton, and Martin Luther.

The winner, the person experts chose as the most influential person in 1,000 years? Not a genius, or a politician, a rich man, artist, writer, or scientist. It was a simple shopkeeper who provided something practical: Johannes Gutenberg. His printing press changed the course of history in every field and made most other advancements possible.

Serve faithfully. Serve in love. Serve where you are with what you have.

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