There is this rocket scientist that I follow online. Aside from being very intelligent, he uses the internet as a platform to teach and share with others things that he learns that fascinate him. This guy gets really excited about science.
Not only does he enjoy learning, but he enjoys giving. He works with a project in South America, which he highlights every December on his YouTube channel. He helps to build orphanages in Peru.Several years ago his sister was working for the Peace Corps in Gambia, Africa, and he went to visit her, “smuggling” in model rocket parts to teach the local school children about rockets. At the outset of that video he quotes his hero: “To him whom much is given, much is required.” These are the words of Jesus, found in Luke 12:48.
Think about that. What have you been given? Intelligence, education, wealth, influence? There is no question that, if you’re a child of God, you have been given much. If you have friends, you have influence. If you’re retired, you may have time. If you have talent, you can put your abilities to work for the Kingdom. Not one person reading this bulletin has can claim he has been given nothing. So, if much is to be required of you in light of your great blessing in Christ, what will you give?
That’s something to think about.