by Brandi Harris
If you were a previously un-notable human, suddenly chosen to be the mother of the savior of the world, wouldn’t you think you were now somebody to be honored?
If you were previously an un-notable human, but then were told personally about the location of the birth of Christ and then shown a sky full of blazing angels screaming their most glorious praises, wouldn’t you think you were now somebody to pay attention to?
If you were a previously un-notable human, but then your very own brother suddenly started turning water into wine and miraculously healing the dead and sick, wouldn’t you think you were now somebody by association?
And yet, the above mentioned somebodies didn’t really roll in the glory you might expect. Rather, they earned a side part. A supporting role. An assistantship. What’s notable about them is not that they knew Jesus or saw Jesus or shared a home with him. In fact, they are still barely notable. What’s notable is that each of them provided another humble access point to other un-notables. Their status didn’t rise. They didn’t get more followers. They didn’t get more fame. They just moved on to their next, seemingly insignificant role as a normal person, but perhaps with clearer eyes to the bigger story being played out around them.
Are you un-notable? Apparently that does not mean you are unusable. But being usable apparently does not mean a rise to fame and glory. Instead, expect yourself to be incorporated into something MUCH bigger than yourself. Play your side part, your small supporting role, and enjoy the ride from inside the most glorious story there is.