Saturday Snippets | Unsung Heroes

In John 1:35-42 (NIV), we read in verses 40-42:

Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, was one of the two who heard what John had said and who had followed Jesus. The first thing Andrew did was to find his brother Simon and tell him, “We have found the Messiah” (that is, the Christ). And he brought him to Jesus.

Jesus looked at him and said, “You are Simon son of John. You will be called Cephas” (which, when translated, is Peter).

Each morning we read a devotional from The Upper RoomJohn 1:40 was the basis for today’s reading. The writer spoke of Andrew as an “unsung hero,” a description we had never considered for any of Jesus’ disciples. However, these verses teach us that Andrew was bringing men to Christ even before he was called as one of Jesus’ disciples. Truly the mark of an unsung hero.

Even the unsung heroes of yesterday and yes, today are important in the ministries of Jesus Christ.