Be An Elephant!


Matthew 24:45-46

One of the most popular stories in the Dr. Seuss series is the story about Horton the elephant.  A favorite quote from this well-known work is, “An elephant is faithful, 100{03cfc460ee471696895095d15914aa94e2affa08ca8863622c4ab45d0198dbc7}.”  When I was working with Kid’s Church, we had a Sunday where we celebrated the elephant attitude; being completely faithful.

Complete faithfulness includes more than just ‘faithful to show up at church’. A time of Bible reading and prayer, tending to the needs of others, supporting the ministries of the church through action and prayer, offering and helps; all of these are acts of faithfulness.

When we live ‘The Christ Life’, part of faithfulness is having the heart of a servant. Jesus, being sent to live among us, wholly man, yet fully God, was faithful 100{03cfc460ee471696895095d15914aa94e2affa08ca8863622c4ab45d0198dbc7}.  He took on the garment or attitude of a servant, even to the point of dying on the cross so we could have a relationship with The Father. (Philippians 2: 5-8)

Being faithful isn’t just about doing things, it’s about a relationship.  Out of that intimate relationship with Jesus, our hearts are transformed and we become faithful, 100{03cfc460ee471696895095d15914aa94e2affa08ca8863622c4ab45d0198dbc7}. When Jesus returns, He will be looking for the faithful.

Matthew 24:45-46– “Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom the master has put in charge of the servants in his household to give them their food at the proper time? It will be good for that servant whose master finds him doing so when he returns.”

Prayer: Lord Jesus, thank you that you were faithful to God’s will at Calvary. Thank you for dying for my sins so that I can have a relationship with God. Help me to be faithful, 100{03cfc460ee471696895095d15914aa94e2affa08ca8863622c4ab45d0198dbc7}. Help me to discipline my life to keep a time of Bible study and prayer so that I can be a faithful servant.  Amen.

Scripture References:

Philippians 2:5-8  Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus:

Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death—even death on a cross!


In memory of Mary, the elephant at Central FL Zoo

Photo by Greg/Karen Keys






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