There are times in our lives when we feel, are sure, we are invisible. Yesterday was one of those.
I have been very involved in Church since my teens years. I have known and been known by most everyone in the Churches I was involved in. I have taught kids, teens, women's small groups and led some very successful teen quiz teams. People knew me, I worked for the Lord in His Church. I have been a Pastor's wife, again doing all of the above.
But, yesterday, after I took two of my outstanding grandchildren to their classes I was invisible. I was nobody. I walked in to the sanctuary looking for a seat. There were plenty, the crowd of Easter had retreated to their normal routine. I sat down, alone. I looked around for someone to join....pass, no one available. I invited a couple of ladies to join me as they came in, but they passed.
At greeting time, a couple of people shook my and welcomed me like I was a visitor. No, I didn't know them either. Invisible....
After a short, okay, not so short, pity party I realized. I am not invisible. God formed me. God has used me and still uses me. I don't need to sit with someone to be important and useful to God. He knows, me I know Him. Like Queen Esther, I have had my time to be an important part of God's Kingdom. Now I may not have an influence in the Church, but I have an influence none the less. I have a husband, three great children and three wonderful kids-in-law and five outstanding, wonderful, super talented grandchildren. I have a very important job. I can be invisible in Church but I am Queen Susie. I have a job to do for God.