Doing All I Can

She hath done what she could. Mark 14:8 (KJV)

A large rosebush struggles to survive outside my bedroom window – unkempt – ignored – neglected. Weak from a chronic illness which saps my strength, I am unable to properly care for it other than to occasionally snip off a few surviving blossoms to enjoy.

In spite of my inattention, the blooms shine like precious jewels with the dewdrops of God’s rain on their leaves and budding heads. New growth is sprouting out of old, yellow stems. Some of the stems have no waiting rosebuds. They are content just to support the plant itself and not glory in creating its beauty.

Am I willing to support the “plant” of the church body, without being beautiful or “up front”? Behind the scenes I can persevere through the challenges each day brings. How many burdens can I make lighter by my earnest prayers, a phone call or an encouraging note? Only eternity will reveal how the grace of God fashioned and pruned my feeble efforts.

“There is no act too trifling to be made by God the first link in a chain of blessing...” relates Sarah W. Stephen. As I prepare to be that link, the Wonderful Counselor will provide opportunities from my constrained circumstances. Called today to be an encourager, it is only with the Holy Spirit’s help that I will do all I can.

Lord, let me be a sweet smelling fragrance to You as I serve others in Your name. Amen.