I often think about the servants at the wedding in Cana. They were the ones the Lord used to make wine for His very first miracle and are some of the very first to encounter Jesus’s power. I think about their obedience to fill up the jars with water without any question.
“Jesus said to the servants, ‘Fill the jars with water.’ And they filled them up to the brim. And he said to them, ‘Now draw some out and take it to the master of the feast.’ So they took it” (John 2:7-8, ESV).
“The servants,” “they,” and “them.” Scripture doesn’t provide us their reaction, or how they felt about the Lord’s first miracle. Scripture doesn’t even tell us their names.
We love hearing about the great men and women of God. Moses. David. Mary. These are the Bible characters who get their own Sunday school felt figurines. They are the ones who inspire baby names and have sermon series named after them.
But what about the mothers who raised them? What about the rabbis who taught them? What about the neighbors who cooked for them and the soldiers who fought for them? Who were they and what legacy of God’s love did they leave behind?
Every day, we are surrounded by the silent servants of the Lord. They are the men and women of God who serve at the feet of others, not seen because the spotlight is currently highlighting someone else. These humble hands may never be publicly known as heroes, but we’re likely to hear about their stories in heaven. No doubt a reward awaits them for the righteousness they walked in and the sacrifices they made for Him.
Here at Kingdom Winds, we don’t want to wait until eternity to hear about our unseen brothers and sisters. We want to know about the foster moms, the ministry volunteers, and the little league coaches. We want to tell the tales of Jesus in the lives of His servants. We want you to know their names.
This is what we refer to as the Kingdom Silent Majority. To honor them, please join our initiative to share about those making a difference for Him behind the curtain. We welcome you to submit the names and stories of those in your community who meekly love like Jesus.
Email us at [email protected] and be sure to check out all of the Silent Majority featurettes here. If any of these stories remind you of a loved one in your life, share the article with them. Let them know that they are seen and that the Father is saying, “Thank you.”
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