Charlie Plumb was a U.S. Navy pilot during the Vietnam War. After flying 75 successful combat missions, Plumb’s plane was hit by an enemy missile, forcing him to eject and parachute into enemy territory.
He spent 6 years as a prisoner of war, but survived the ordeal and came back to the U.S. to resume his life. One day while he was sitting in a restaurant, a man came up to him and asked if he was Charlie Plumb.
“Yes,” he answered. “How do you know me?”
“I’m the guy who packed your parachute.”
Sometimes we forget about the importance of those behind-the-scenes jobs!
Your job in the church might not get you a lot of attention, but don’t ever doubt the importance of your work for the Lord.
“Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.”—1 Corinthians 12:27