Daily Devotional

“Therefore I, the prisoner of the Lord, implore you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called.” (Ephesians 4:1)

I was at the Los Angeles airport talking to the agent at the check-in counter. A tall gentleman behind me interrupted, “Are you Dr. Cecy?” I turned and responded, “Well, yes, I am.” He continued, “I recognize your voice because I listen to your radio program all the time.” I was initially flattered until he blurted out, “I would have thought you were better looking, but . . . ” He paused only for a second and then finished his abrupt comment, “. . . you are rather short and . . . f . . . f . . . featured.” I think he meant to say, “fat” but, at least he had enough sense to hold back a bit. Usually not at a loss for words, I really didn’t know what to say, so I just turned and attended to my business. My fellow missionaries could not stop laughing. On a very long trip to Manila, they kept asking me, “Are you, Dr. Cecy—the short and . . . f . . . f . . . featured guy?”  

            Those words have often served to keep me walking — physically and spiritually — in a manner worthy of my calling.  I am still short. Not much I can do about that. But I can do something about being a little less “featured.” So it is with every arena of my life—and yours, as well.
New American Standard Bible (NASB)
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