He's someone I'm sure I will never be like. He's important, influential, and inspiring. There are people I could compare him to in our time. People who have been called to a place of power and position, and who are making a difference in the world. People like Beth Moore, Franklin Graham, even my own preacher who makes an impact in the lives of hundreds every week because he has such an anointing to preach the Word.
And then there's little old me. Do you every feel like a "little old me?"
Today as I read 1 Samuel 20, I thought a lot about Jonathan. He was David's best friend and the son of King Saul. He had a right to the throne, as far as birth was concerned, but God had different plans. God had chosen David to be the next king. This didn't make Jonathan jealous. Instead he loved David dearly. On a couple of occasions he even saved David's life when he told David that Saul was trying to kill him.
It made me think, wow Jonathan was pretty important to God's plan. He may seem like a "little old me" compared to David, but his part in God's plan was crucial, especially when you consider David is an ancestor to Jesus and Jonathan's warnings helped preserve his life.
God showed me today, there is no such thing as a "little old me." We may never have our name in lights, but our obedience can still make eternal differences.
Promise for Today:
Isaiah 43:4a Since you were precious in my sight, you have been honored and I have loved you.