Daily Encouragement: Day 203

From Handbook to Wisdom, Day 203


For even the Son of Man did not come to be served,
but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.
(Mark 10:45)

For the Son of Man has come to seek
and to save that which was lost.
(Luke 19:10)

I glorified You on the earth, having accomplished the
work which You have given Me to do.
(John 17:4)

In 1902 Meyer Kubelsky, a Jewish immigrant from Russia, gave his son a violin for his eighth birthday. It cost Meyer $50, a small fortune in those days. The son loved music and soon was playing well enough to give concerts at the Barrison Theater in Waukegan, IL, the town where the Kubelskys lived. By the age of 18 he had teamed up with a woman pianist as a concert team in vaudeville.

One night as Benjamin Kubelsky was playing, he felt impelled, between numbers, to tell the audience about a funny incident that had happened to him during the day. “The audience laughed,” he recalled later, “and the sound intoxicated me. That laughter ended my days as a musician.” Jack Benny, as the young Kubelsky later called himself, had found his rightful career.

What is God’s purpose for your life? Ask God to give you a clear sense of purpose that combines ability with passion.

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