Working For the Most Powerful One in the World

It’s an honor

Jenny Calvert
Anchored In Christ


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Then the king will reply to them, ‘I assure you that when you have done it for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you have done it for me.’ (Matthew 25:40, CEB)

“I am your servant. What task do you have for me today, dear Lord?” I prayed.

The phone rang almost immediately. I answered. On the other end of the line, I heard the recognizable voice of an elderly man from our church. With shaky urgency, he pleaded, “Jenny, come help me.”

I really did not know the extent of God’s response to my request, but I was actually honored that the Master of the Universe heard my prayer. It was a privilege to work for the King of Kings.

I hurriedly arrived at the elderly man’s house to find him twisted like a pretzel in his bed. I knew immediately something was desperately wrong. After convincing him to be transferred to the hospital, I received the diagnosis. Walter had suffered a stroke.

Walter had no living relatives. He had never married and was an only child. There were no cousins, aunts, uncles, siblings, or children. I can’t imagine a life with no earthly relatives, but he knew that I was his sister in Christ. God could use me and others to fill the void of relatives. We would be his brothers and sisters in Christ.

I and another person became Walter’s legal guardians. We loved him. We visited, cared for him, listened to him, encouraged him, sang songs to him, prayed for him, and stroked his bald head. We celebrated his 80th birthday in the hospital as best we could.

Would you like to be used by the Lord today?

We must be willing and prepared if we want the Lord to give us a task. His task may be as uncomplicated as taking a meal to a shut-in. He may want us to care for our sick child or listen to our teenager. Maybe God has a more glorious task of teaching a Sunday School class or leading a Bible study.

Be prepared for a response when you ask the Lord, “What may I do for you today?”

His task for you may be small or large, straightforward or complex, pleasant or undesirable. His mission for you may take forever, months, weeks, an hour, or just a moment. Be open to His still sweet voice saying, “Yes, this is your assignment for me.”

Any deed we accomplish in love is synonymous with our direct performance for Christ. Suddenly, changing a diaper, taking out the trash, washing clothes, or cooking a meal takes on a new meaning. We are not employed by our children, spouse, boss, or friend but instead by the Master and King of the Cosmos.

What an honor to be commissioned by the King of Kings!



Jenny Calvert
Anchored In Christ

The Lord is good to me and has helped me. I want to share what He can do for others as He has done for me and to see the light that is there inside them.