Every person has a special gift or is good at something. Everyone! Even if it is taking care of people in a little, out of the way place, it’s special! Apart from special medical conditions, no one is stupid, or lost or any of the other labels that people in the world today put on other people. You might think that the seemingly little job that you’re doing isn’t anything special and that any one could do it. However, if you are a child of God, He has a plan for your life. We are made in the image of God, and God doesn’t make junk! If you are working in service to others, you are fulfilling a vital ministry that not everyone has the patience or the desire to do. You are fulfilling God’s command to love your fellow man. Jesus, our Lord and Saviour commands this in John 15:12 (NIV):

“My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.”

It’s not easy to love some people. Some people never seem to appreciate what you do, they get angry at you, they don’t say thank-you – no one seems to notice. But God sees, and the bible says that those that show His love to others will be rewarded in Heaven. Whenever you show God’s love to someone, you are obeying His command. You are a witness of God’s love – you are a lantern that is set on a hill that sends out God’s love in all directions. So, child of God, don’t give up! Keep shining God’s light!