Mark 1:30-31
“Simon’s mother in law was in bed with a fever, and they immediately told Jesus about her. So he went to her, took her hand and helped her up. The fever left her and she began to wait on them.” 
We read this passage and focus on the miracle that Jesus performed, but there is another unnoticed hero in this story: the mother in law! She is never mentioned in any other context but this story, yet it is clear that she played an important role in that family. How do I know? Because Peter asked Jesus to heal her! We catch only a glimpse of her role and gifting in her response after being healed. “…and she began to wait on them.” She had a gift for hospitality, supporting and encouraging Peter in his ministry as he lived out his own gifting and callings.. 
God has gifted and called me to be who He created me to be, and do what He created me to do. The purpose is not for me to receive glory and recognition, but rather Him. I need to be willing to serve Him faithfully in obscurity, whether or not I ever have a moment in the spotlight.
At the same time, I need to have the heart of Christ to notice those who are serving faithfully in obscurity around me. I must be intentional to share a healing word, encourage, and show appreciation for those serving God faithfully behind the scenes–because they are truly the “greatest” in God’s kingdom. 
God, thank you for having a plan and a purpose for each of us! Help me to serve you faithfully and humbly in every season. Help me to notice the unnoticed, see the unseen, and appreciate the unappreciated. Help me to love like you love! 
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