Unnamed Heroes

A great number of people
believed and turned to the Lord.
                    —Acts 11:21

Scattered. That’s the word that described the disciples following Stephen’s martyrdom. They fled Jerusalem and were scattered as far “as Phoenicia, Cyprus and Antioch, spreading the word only among Jews” (Acts 8:1; 11:19).

But hold on! Some men from Cyprus and Cyrene “went to Antioch and began to speak to Greeks [Gentiles] . . . and a great number of [Gentiles] believed and turned to the Lord” (Acts 11:20–21).

Amazing! The gospel was being preached to Gentiles—a world-changing step—and we don’t know the name of a single one of those who took that step.

People want to be noticed, thanked, and praised—even for kingdom work. One of our great needs is for people who will do the work and not care who gets the credit.

It’s amazing how much can be accomplished
if we aren’t concerned about who gets the credit.

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