During one of the civil wars in Italy a regimental leader was having a difficult time recruiting soldiers to fight. To solve his problem he was going from city to city looking for people to join him. Many joined him bringing with them their swords and guns.
One old lady was so moved as she saw the response that she wanted to join in the battle. So, she grabbed her broom, put it over her shoulder and began to march with the men.
Many laughed at her and one person jeered from the crowd, “What are you doing old lady? What good are you?”
“Not much,” came the answer, “but at least everyone will know whose side I’m on.”
Every day we are confronted with choices that reflect our allegiance to Christ. Often they are subtle and do not require much effort and get little attention from others. Sometimes the call to obedience may result in revolutionary changes and completely upset lifelong plans and dreams. Surely there have been times when all He asked was to “be still and know that I am God.”
The call varies but our response to be faithful to Him is always optional. We either turn toward Him and do as he asks us to do or turn away from Him and follow our selfish ambitions. To choose is not optional, but what we choose has lasting consequences.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, we are always available when You call us to serve You. We pray, however, that when You call we will respond in faithful service. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture for Today: John 14:14-15 You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it. “If you love me, you will obey what I command.”