We will all live on this earth for a period and die when it’s time for us to leave. The year 2020 has been a tricky one, with lots of uncertainties and casualties. But by the grace of God, we have survived to this point. We should be grateful for that.
As the year ends, I begin to reflect on how the year went and what contribution I have made to myself and the society at large. I did not do much as I planned for the year 2020, but it was something against nothing. But one question sounded again and again in my ears and I wanted to ask us today, “if you are to give an account of the year, what would you say?”.
This contemplation led me to think about the parable of the faithful servants. We were entrusted with 365 days in this year. Out of these days, some have taken leave of us into eternity. Some of us still have a few days to be granted another blank check of 365 days and more if He so wills. what difference have made in your life and community at large.
In this year, we have heard of so many remarkable deeds done by some people such as Marcus Rashford, a Manchester United forward, who has pioneered feeding programme campaigns across UK. He also had the same number of days we had, but He contributed significantly to His community.
With all the talents we have been given (time inclusive), the master will one day ask us to account for it. Will you be able to make a difference between what He gave you and how effectively you used it to serve His purpose. When we fail to work hard to make a difference, we also join the last servant who said:
He also who had received the one talent came forward, saying, ‘Master, I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you did not sow, and gathering where you scattered no seed, so I was afraid, and I went and hid your talent in the ground. Here, you have what is yours.’ But his master answered him, ‘You wicked and slothful servant! You knew that I reap where I have not sown and gather where I scattered no seed? Then you ought to have invested my money with the bankers, and at my coming I should have received what was my own with interest. So take the talent from him and give it to him who has the ten talents.Matthew 25:24-28 (ESV)
In this last month of the year, let us take time to reflect on the goodness of the Lord and ascertain how well we have used what God has entrusted unto us. God bless you and remain a blessing.
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