“Because you were faithful in a very little, have authority over ten cities” (Lk 19:17) One stormy night an elderly couple entered the lobby of a small hotel and asked for a room. The hotel was filled, but the clerk, whose name was George C. Bolt, said,” I can’t send you out in the rain at 1 am. Would you sleep in my room? The couple hesitated, but the clerk insisted. The next morning, when the man paid his bill, he said. “You’re the kind of manager who should be the boss of the best hotel in the United States. Maybe someday, I’ll build one for you” The clerk smiled in amusement. A few years passed and the clerk received a letter from the elderly man .He recalled that stormy night and asked the clerk to come to New York for a visit. A round – trip ticket was enclosed. When the clerk arrived, his host took him to the corner of 5th Avenue and 34th Street, where a magnificent new building stood. “That,” explained multi-millionaire William Waldorf Astor,” is the hotel I have just built for you to manage.” The hotel was of course, the original Waldorf – Astonia. In heaven there will be “Many mansions” to manage. So we should never underestimate the importance of what we are doing now for Jesus’ sake. Faithful service here on earth prepares us to great things in Glory – (ODB)
In all the things of life Yourself, Lord, may I see; in little and in great alike,
Help me to see faithful be – Anon.
God’s requirement is faithfulness; our reward is fruitfulness.