Dishes had been washed, laundry folded, kitchen cleaned, house tidied, all after a long day of work. I just wanted watch an episode of some stupid sitcom before going to bed.
And then I remembered my pre-k’er needed cookies for her class Easter party the next day.
So into the kitchen I returned, trying my best to not make a huge mess since I’d already cleaned.
The next morning, as I showed my family the beautifully decorated cookies I’d stayed up late to bake, I got a quick, “Nice!” and life continued on.
I don’t know what I was expecting.
Maybe a compliment that the cookies looked and tasted good. Maybe a “thank you” for giving up my little bit of relaxation time to bake cookies that would be consumed in two bites by a gaggle of three year olds. Maybe some recognition for signing up to send cookies in the first place.
Our work sometimes goes unnoticed.
A lot of times, we do quiet work, carrying the logistics and burdens of life all on our own. Those tiny things that have to be taken care of, and if we don’t take care of it, no one will, but yet no one seems to notice that we are doing it, and we just wish we were a little less alone, a little more acknowledged, as we do it all.
A prophet (read a wife, mother, co-worker, sister, friend) is not without honor, it seems . . . .
Jesus faced the same thing. He too was not without honor. He too was sometimes unnoticed, no matter what He said or did.
It’s in those moments of going unnoticed, when I just want a “thank you” or a “wow, good job,” that I remember even Jesus didn’t hear those words, perhaps even when He might have liked to hear them, and I’m comforted knowing that even the greatest prophet—the Savior Himself—sometimes had to work in quiet, unseen, unrecognized ways.
You may feel like you are not without honor in the eyes of others, but you hold the most honored place in the heart of the One Who abundantly and perfectly loves you. Pray with that today.You hold the most honored place in the heart of the One Who abundantly and perfectly loves you. // @KatiePMcGrady Click To Tweet
Thank you for being here.
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