The word “UNKNOWN” caught my eye as I was flipping pages. Pages between Esther and Job. I guess I was unaware we weren’t sure who wrote this masterpiece we call Job.
At first I thought, “Oh, that’s too bad. Because this Book is brilliant. They deserve the credit.” Then I heard what my head said. Who deserves the credit?!?
I circled the word and found myself writing in the margin:
I may be unknown, but my words matter.
Yes, Lord. Let’s keep it that way. May my words speak Your name. Not mine. May my writing be so that the author is forgotten, but what is remembered is You. Your glory. Your grace. Your love. Your works.
I am but a vessel. Your handiwork. Nothing more than a piece of clay. Nothing less than a masterpiece.
And when people look at me, may they see who made me. May Your style resonate so that my face is forgotten. For all they see is You. I cannot think of a greater legacy than that which leaves Your fingerprints on everything I’ve left behind.
Lord, make me unknown.
Known only to You.
And while You’re at it,
can You make me okay with that, too?
I cannot tell you how thankful I am for doing this Bible in 90 days challenge. Aurie, thank you for encouraging me to do this.
It’s reasons like this I fall behind some days as I get so wrapped up in what God is showing me. But it makes me want more. It brings excitement for each new day of exploring His Word in this type of format.
And for this Thankful Thursday, that is at the top of my list.
Because I’ve never had a post less than 200 words, here are some other things that made my ThanksLiving list this week as I continue to count with Ann:
- Sounds of snow melting off roof. Like grace pouring down.
- Safe travels
- The comforts of goulash
- Being able to stay-at-home
- Brief moments of grace (Ezra 9:8)
- That in spite of us, there’s hope (Ezra 10:2)
- A good night’s rest
- God = great power, a strong hand, and tender love (Nehemiah 1:10)
- Wedding ring found
- A 57 degree day in March. Unbelievable!
- Trader Joe’s natural creamy peanut butter
- Doing Pinterest crafts with my boy
How about you? What are you thankful for today? Are you okay with being unknown? Will you join me in striving to leave a legacy filled with Him? I’d love to hear.
Thanks for sharing your time with me.