In his Ignite newsletter Lance mentioned a play at Drury Lane that he and Darla had seen. The after-performance brought applause to the actors, the conductor and musicians of the orchestra. Though the play wouldn’t be complete without the set designers, sound and lighting technicians, the custom designers, the make-up experts and those who moved the sets as the play progressed, no appreciation in particular was paid to them. As usual, only the “skill positions” get the attention, the notoriety and the big bucks.
As Jesus made clear, he cared for the Canaanite woman Matthew 15:21-28; a hemorrhagic woman, Mark 5:25-35; a Samaritan woman John 4:4-26, 28-30; and a poor widow Luke 21:1-4: those no one else would have noticed.
Jesus loved everyone and cared for each person. He especially noticed those overlooked by being nobodies of importance. That gives each sinner hope. For those who know they ARE sinners, confess it and ask his forgiveness, FIND! Many of the greats in society have their need of attention satisfied with human praise and applause. “Blessed are those who await the Savior’s encomium, “Well done, good and faithful servant” Matthew 25:23. Better those six words from Jesus than volumes of praise from others.