My dearly Beloved in Christ, I greet and bless you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. The blessed word that the Lord has given for you today is from the book of Matthew 24:45, “Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom the master has put in charge of the servants in his household to give them their food at the proper time?“
From the above context we learn that the master, usually appoints the faithful and wise servant to take charge of all things in his household, so that he might provide food for them at the proper time. Christians must be faithful and wise in all that they undertake. We are to faithfully carry out the good work that God has given us to do. It might be your job or business or your ministry. There are however two types of people : the spiritual type and those that are worldly. The spiritual person, is here identified as a wise and faithful servant. The faithful servant obediently carries out the instructions of their Master. Similarly, let us faithfully heed the instructions of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and obediently carry out our duties for His glory, knowing that such a servant will receive a wonderful reward.
While talking about a faithful servant I wish to relate an incident that took place in my own life many years ago. A brother by name Rajendran was our neighbour in Kanyakumari. He wanted to purchase a car so he enquired the church pastor in our town as to where he could purchase a good car for his budget. Immediately the pastor referred my name , as I was doing car business then in Chennai. Those days my business was flourishing in chennai. The pastor told Mr Rajendran that there is a young man very honest and faithful in his business. If we approach him he himself will do all necessary things and we shall be able to buy the car from his company “Stephen Cars.”So they came to my office.
Mr Rajendran did not know that I was the proprietor of the Stephen Cars Company. While negotiation was going on, suddenly he saw my mother coming out from our house. He rushed up to her and asked her, “How is it that you are here, have you also come to buy a car ? ” Then my mother told him, “The owner of this company is none other than my son Stephen.”Mr Rajendran was shocked , he thought that Stephen was someone else. He couldn’t believe his eyes, because he had seen us in Kanyakunmari as a poverty stricken family. He then asked me a good question, “Who was your back up? Which Sait, Marwadi or business magnate helped you in your business?” I told him, “My Back Up was JESUS”. Yes my dear children , when we remain faithful in little things then God will make us ruler over many things. This happened in my own life. God exalts those that humble themselves before God. May the Lord help you to be faithful in little things. God Bless you.
Prayer: Our loving heavenly Father, we thank You for this blessed day. Dear Lord, We pray that we may faithfully fulfil all the work that You have called us to do in a cheerful way. Help us to be honest and faithful in little things and not be careless about our work. Be our backup Lord in our lives. We cannot trust anyone, not even our own people they often forsake us and betray us. So help us to stand tall before them. Guard and protect us.