Devo Day 24: Well Done

His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful
servant! You have been faithful with a few things;
I will put you in charge of many things.
Come and share your master’s happiness!
Matthew 25:21

It was my senior year of high school.  The news was on as I was writing a paper in the middle of November.  Although my family was now in ministry in southern Indiana, we still got the news channel that we saw when we had lived in southern Illinois.  I saw on the news that a Paris, Illinois teen had been in an accident.  No details were released.  I went online because I  had spent three years with those people, and I was wondering if it was somebody I had known.  Little did I know it was Kaleb.  Kaleb had been in my class and our mothers had worked together.  We had spent quite a bit of time together.

It was weird looking in the coffin of a classmate.  Even though it has been a couple years, he hadn’t changed much.  Even though we drove 2 hours, stood 2 hours (in the rain for a while) and drove 2 hours home, it was so worth it to see Kaleb’s mom’s reaction when she saw my mom and hugged her and cried.

It was about relationships.  It was about loving people.  It was about the investment we spent on people’s lives.  Are you faithful with the people, things, and skills God has given you?  How will you be remembered?  Will you be remembered for being faithful with the friendships God gave you?  With the opportunities he gave you?