Ernesto Malinowski was a builder of railroads in South America. He was once a member of a group that was asked about the possibility of building a railroad through the Andes Mountains in Peru. After several lengthy discussions and heated debates, all of the engineers involved in the discussion gave up except one: seventy-two-year-old Malinowski. His enthusiasm and energy prevailed because he believed in doing the impossible.
When completed, the project included sixty-two tunnels, thirty bridges and was interrupted and stopped twice because of wars. By Malinowski’s refusal to quit, he motivated a group of fellow believers who followed his passion and overcame every obstacle and problem. His leadership, commitment, and deep faith in God made it possible to transport the abundant natural resources of the inland cities to the coastal cities and then shipped around the world.
Standing firm in our loyalty to Christ is often difficult, and at times, discouraging. However, we need to remind ourselves of the words written in Hebrews that “when we are exposed to public ridicule...trust in the Lord and remember the great reward it will bring.”
God will guard, guide and reward us if we endure life’s trials and remain faithful.
Prayer: Help us, Father, to stand firm in our faith and to be God-honoring and Christ-exalting in all that we do. May we rely on Your strength and trust in You at all times. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture For Today: Hebrews 10:32-36 You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.