A tour bus was traveling through the ancient castles and cities of Europe. As the bus entered a city a man on asked the guide, “Were any famous men born in this city?” The guide answered, “No, only babies.”
Distinction may not come with the birthday suit. It does not come from geography. Fame often blooms on the wrong side of the tracks and with those lacking proper genes.
Consider Nathaniel’s diminishment of Jesus’ home town; “Can anything good come from Nazareth?”
Greatness can emerge from unexpected places.
Who expects greatness to come from someone deaf and blind?
Who expects greatness to come out of a life born in slavery?
Jesus said in Matthew 11:11, “I tell you the truth: Among those born of women there has not risen anyone greater than John the Baptist; yet he who is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he” That means, my believing friend, that as a true follower of Jesus you are greater than hall of fame slugger John the Baptist! There is kingdom greatness for you because our Father wills it.
Child of God, you are famous in heaven! As heaven works its way to earth this will become more obvious.
Steven C Johnson