ADVERTISING
 
Thursday, September 20   Sign in or Register
 
Evangelical Focus
 

 
 
 
FOLLOW US ON
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Google +
  • Instagram
  • Soundcloud
 

Newsletter
Newsletter, sign up to receive all our News by email.
 
 

POLL
Faith and political views
In my church...




SEE MORE POLLS
 

 
TOP 10 MOST VIEWED



Jaime Fernandez
 

Very important people

Sometimes it seems that helpfulness has gone out of fashion, but it hasn't.

FINISH LINE AUTHOR Jaime Fernández 04 MARCH 2018 11:00 h GMT+1
Photo: Wikimedia.

A 15-year-old boy was crying on the platform in Bilbao railway station. He was heading for Barcelona, but his journey was already over because someone had stolen his luggage. He wanted to train as an athlete but his dreams were smashed when he lost everything.



A policeman saw the boy and took him to his superior officer. A search began to find the stolen luggage in the station and on all the trains that had left the station in the last few hours. They finally caught the thief with the stolen bags.



That young boy was JOSE MANUEL ABASCAL, later bronze medallist in the Los Angeles Olympics, champion athlete of Europe and second in the 1987 world championships. Abascal never knew the policeman's name, but he knows that thanks to him, he was able to become a famous runner.



There are thousands of similar examples of unknown people who are extraordinary. Some people consider themselves nobody and their jobs unimportant, and yet many famous people wouldn't be where they are today without them.



Who knows who first gave a ball to Di Stefano? Or who took Julius Erving to his first basketball game? Does anyone know Jesse Owens' parents? Who gave Mark Spitz his love of swimming? Thousands of unanswered questions, thousands of "nobodies" who are really very important people.



You know, no-one can get where they are without a little help, without hundreds of apparent "nobodies" who take the time to help others. Others may not know them. Mankind is the most selfish being in Nature.



Someone who thinks they're "nobody" may be vitally important. God certainly thinks so, and he never forgets what we do. That's why he encourages us not to grow weary of doing good, helping and serving others. Often we do good and get evil in return.



Sometimes it seems that helpfulness has gone out of fashion, but it hasn't. Those who do good keep the rest of us going. Those who help others, make this world bearable. We are most like God when we help others.



Not weary of doing good. People like these live to serve God and others, wherever they happen to be. They don't expect a medal for it. They give of their time, money, and lives to help others. Unknown people, but the most important people in the world.


 

 


0
COMMENTS

    If you want to comment, or

 



 
 
YOUR ARE AT: - - - Very important people
 
ADVERTISING
 
 
 
AUDIOS Audios
 
Nominal Christianity, a mission field for the church Nominal Christianity, a mission field for the church

An interview with Lars Dahle, of the Steering Committee of the Lausanne Movement Global Consultation on Nominal Christianity held in Rome.

 
Ruth Valerio: A lifestyle that cares about creation Ruth Valerio: A lifestyle that cares about creation

Are Christians called to make a difference in environmental care? What has creation care to do with "loving our neighbours"? An interview with the Global Advocacy and Influencing Director of Tearfund.

 
Kathy Bryan: Online sex trafficking in the USA Kathy Bryan: Online sex trafficking in the USA

“Prostitution is nobody’s dream,  it’s a very traumatic lifestyle”, says Kathy Bryan, director of the Elevate Academy. She mentors former victims.

 
Christians in politics? Christians in politics?

What is the role of Christians serving in politics? An interview with Auke Minnema, the new General Director of the European Christian Political Movement (ECPM).

 
Michael Ramsden: Communicating the Gospel in today’s societies Michael Ramsden: Communicating the Gospel in today’s societies

RZIM International Director Michael Ramsden responds to questions about the secularisation of Europe, the role of Christians in public leadership and the new ‘culture of victimism’.

 
PICTURES Pictures
 
Sharing Jesus with World Cup fans in Moscow Sharing Jesus with World Cup fans in Moscow

A team of Steiger mission is starting conversations about the gospel in the middst of the football celebration in Russia.

 
Analysing current issues in the light of the Bible Analysing current issues in the light of the Bible

At the 2018 Apologetics Forum in Comarruga (Spain), Michael Ramsden, Pablo Martinez, Ruth Valerio and José de Segovia analysed how society and the Bible approach the issues of personal identity, integrity, sexuality, pop culture, and environmental care.

 
European “Bridges to Inclusion” gathering 2018, in Riga European “Bridges to Inclusion” gathering 2018, in Riga

The network of Christian ministries working for the inclusion of people with disabilities, celebrated its tenth continental meeting in Latvia with the participation of 12 countries.

 

 
VIDEO Video
 
How does romantic love change over time? How does romantic love change over time?

Psychatrist Pablo Martínez uses a metaphor to explain how romantic love evolves.

 
‘Mediterráneo’ ‘Mediterráneo’

“Something will change if you have hunger and thirst for justice”, sings Spanish artist Eva Betoret in a song about the refugee crisis.

 
How the loss of universal values led to a loss of civility How the loss of universal values led to a loss of civility

Author Bruce Little: “We have moved from a sense of responsibility to ‘my personal rights’”.

 
Reaching non-Christian ‘Christians’ Reaching non-Christian ‘Christians’

How can we reach those who call themselves ‘Christians’ but have not experienced a conversion to Christ? Forty missiologists and mission practitioners came together for a Lausanne Movement global consultation in Rome.

 
 
Follow us on Soundcloud
Follow us on YouTube
 
 
WE RECOMMEND
 
PARTNERS
 

 
AEE
EVANGELICAL FOCUS belongs to Areópago Protestante, linked to the Spanish Evangelical Alliance (AEE). AEE is member of the European
Evangelical Alliance and World Evangelical Alliance.
 

Opinions expressed are those of their respective contributors and do not necessarily represent the views of Evangelical Focus.