It was March 4, 1921. Congress had approved for there to be a burial for an unidentified American soldier from World War 1. The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is located in Arlington National Cemetery overlooking Washington, D.C. Nothing is known of him except for the fact that he fought for his country.
On the backside of the tomb, these words are inscribed:
Here rests in honored glory
An American soldier known but to God.
And isn’t that what really matters?
That God sees, and that God knows?
Even if no one else knows who you are?
There’s a real purity in that.
There are people mentioned in the Bible that are not named, and some whose names are mentioned but very little is said of them. That does not make them insignificant, or less significant than those who are mentioned often and of whom much is written. Because nothing we do for Christ is insignificant, regardless of how big or how small it may be.
We should do what we do as unto God, with the sole purpose of bringing honor to Him and pleasing Him. But it’s amazing what HE can do with what we bring to Him.
Maybe you are one of those unknown or unsung heroes.
Maybe no one else sees you or what you do, but rest assured that God’s Word is true.
10 God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them. NIV
4 Your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. NIV
May He, Himself, be your reward.