Christian Growth, Devotionals

Busy Elves

Pam Ford Davis

Children believe busy elves operate Santa’s workshop. They can easily understand why he would need help. Making toys for children all over the world would be a big project! Even young children learn about cooperation.  Adults teach them to put away their toys. If they have baby sisters and brothers, they can entertain the baby while meals are being prepared, and bring mother diapers when needed. If their parents need assistance, Santa surely would need elves.

The Lord Jesus needs us in His workshop of ministry. When we show kindness to others, He takes it personally. “And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me’ (John 25:40 NKJ).”

 Perhaps elves would consider their efforts nothing in comparison to Santa’s special delivery service. We also might think we are not capable of anything significant. Jesus said, we can do great things. “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to the Father. And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son (John 14:12-13 NKJ).”

 How is it possible for us to do greater works than the miracle-worker? Jesus served in a very limited area. He knew His followers would carry His message of eternal life to all nations. I have no supernatural personal power. Holy Spirit, I surrender to You; touch lives through me. Great things are possible; I want my life to make a difference. Add me to a list of available ministry elves!


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