“Take care not to do your good works before people,
to be seen by them; or you will have no reward from
your Father in heaven” (Matthew 6:1).
At the sparsely attended early service,
the preacher noticed a wide-eyed,
frightened, little boy
His mother had just
given him a very small toy.
The preacher knew just what to do.
He stopped singing the hymn,
ran to the pew,
did the Heimlich on the scared, little boy
and out the toy flew.
His mother said, “You just saved
my little boy’s life. Thank you.”
The preacher returned
to the front and calmly started to preach.
It may have been his best
moment in ministry
without drawing attention
to what he did
and without any reach,
because no one else
saw what he did
before he began to preach.