It’s Thursday already. Time sure does fly by so fast, doesn’t it? Well, the rate by which time goes doesn’t change, really. It’s just that we have so many things we have to do in one day that we don’t realize how much time had passed. Life’s just so fast-paced and busy nowadays.
Anyways, this is yet another My Little Devotional post. And, this time, it’s all about doing your best even when only a handful of people will appreciate it.
Long ago, a band of minstrels lived in a faraway land. They traveled from town to town singing and playing their music in hopes of making a living. They had not been doing well financially, however. Times were hard and the common people had little money to spend on concerts, even though their fee was small.
The group met one evening to discuss their plight. ‘I see no reason for opening tonight,’ one said. ‘It’s snowing and no one will come out on a night like this.’ Another said, ‘I agree. Last night we performed for just a handful. Even fewer will come tonight.’
The leader of the troupe responded, ‘I know you are discouraged. I am, too. But we have a responsibility to those who might come. We will go on, and we will do the best job of which we are capable. It is not the fault of those who come that others do not. They should not be punished with less than our best.’
Heartened by his words, the minstrels gave their best performance ever. After the show, the old man called his troupe to him again. In his hand was a note, handed to him by one of the audience members just before the door closed behind him. Slowly the man read, ‘Thank you for a beautiful performance.’ It was signed simply, ‘Your King.’