Sermon Illustrations

April 8, 2010

When We Haven't Much to Show

There is a very human story told of a commercial traveler who presented himself before his chief after finishing his round. Taking the very small batch of orders in his hand, the manager looked at the man and said, "And is this all you've done?" In reply the man looked steadily at his employer and said, "No, sir, it isn't all I've done, but I'm afraid it is all I can show." In our work for God it is often when we toil hardest that we can show the least tangible result. But if there has been the earnest endeavor to serve Christ, we may be sure that He knows all about it, and will reward us accordingly.—United Methodist.

Subjects: Rewards, Reward of Virtue, Reward of Merit

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