Thursday - December 23, 2021


“The first one came and said, 'Sir, your mina has earned ten more.' ‘Well done, my good servant!’ his master replied. ‘Because you have been trustworthy in a very small matter, take charge of ten cities.’” – Luke 19:16-17

In 2020, Tom Moore was 99 years old. The former Army Captain was a veteran of World War II and was deservedly retired. But when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, he wanted to do his part. Amidst the tribulations of the coronavirus outbreak, Moore set himself a challenge: to raise funds for National Health Service Charities by walking 100 laps around his garden before his 100th birthday on April 30. Using his walker, Moore’s initial goal was to raise 1,000 British pounds. Soon the press heard of his endeavor and Moore raised a staggering 33 million pounds for medical charities.

The British Army veteran became a national hero during the lockdown for his achievement. Then on 17 July 2020, Queen Elizabeth II personally knighted the 100-year-old Captain Moore.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson called Moore “a beacon of light through the fog of coronavirus. On behalf of everyone who has been moved by his incredible story, I want to say a huge thank you. He's a true national treasure.”

As Christians, we honor Jesus when we bring glory to Him. Today in prayer, praise Christ for the gifts He has given you and seek to use them for Christ’s glory.

“Each of us, as members of the Body of Christ, has been given at least one spiritual gift.” – Bruce Kemper

God’s Word: “Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much.” – Luke 16:10