(Excerpt from Tales From Heritage Farm)
Farmer’s wife opened Rainbow, the little umbrella, up and held her over her head as she hurried down the walk to the driveway. She crossed the road to the mailbox and placed her letters inside. Presently, she turned and marched right back to the farmhouse. Rainbow was all wet, but, boy, did she feel good! The walk had been short and sweet, but she had gotten her chance to fulfill her purpose at the hand of her Mistress.
Rainbow and Shadow, the sunbonnet, were both important to the Farmer’s wife. Neither was able to do the other’s job. They were each made for a different function or purpose.
Dear reader, are you pondering why you are not used by the hand of your Heavenly Master in the same way as He uses others?
Avoid being indignant and indulging in self-pity like Rainbow was at first. Shake of that old temptation to feel sorry for yourself. Rather, like Rainbow, be available to be used at the right time. Your Master, the Lord Jesus, has placed you where you are for a purpose, He is using you as He wants to if you yield yourself humbly to Him…
…Take heart, you may be a sunbonnet-type that gets used every day. Or you may be a “set aside ” one, like Rainbow, waiting for use on an “as needed” basis. Rest assured that whether on active duty or “on-call” God is using you according to His uniquely designated purpose.
Like King David, by faith, your testimony can be, “The Lord will fulfill His purpose for me; Thy steadfast love, O Lord, endures forever. . .” Psalm 138:8 (RSV)