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  • Writer's pictureDave Rodriguez

It’s Safe to Be One of the Unnamed Disciples

As you start your day today I would like to pass on a portion of a message that I read. It reminded me of all the people whether unknowingly or knowingly who perpetuated the gospel throughout the years. After reading it I had to consider my life and how I heard of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and all those who brought the message to me. I am so grateful for all those who have served , shared the message, and influenced lives for the kingdom of God. “All the same, the great triumph is not in your authority over evil, but in God’s authority over you and presence with you. Not what you do for God but what God does for you–that’s the agenda for rejoicing.” (The Message, Luke 10:20)

“Well, when the work of Jesus in Galilee was over, and a larger field was calling for larger service, Jesus chose seventy, as before He had chosen twelve. Who these seventy were I do not know. We find no list of their names in the Gospels. But one thing we are sure of, for we have it from the lips of Christ Himself, their seventy names were all written in heaven (Luk_10:20). One of our sweetest poets, who died in Italy, bade his friend write upon his tombstone, “Here lies one whose name was writ in water.” But the very feeblest of these seventy, when he came to die, would bid men write, “Here lies one whose name is writ in heaven.” What a debt we owe to the unnamed disciples! How we are helped by those we never heard of! If struggles are easier and life is brighter for us, we owe it largely to the faithful souls who pray and work and die, unknown. Do you long to be one of the twelve, till all the land is ringing with your name? Better to be one of the unnamed seventy, who did their work and were very happy in it, and whose names are only known to God. Better: perhaps safer too. There was a Judas in the twelve: we never read of one among the seventy.” (George H Morrison)


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