She volunteered to sing at the local nursing home this past Sunday. She wanted to bring a little joy to the residents who don't get out much. Well, six people showed up. Three ladies fell asleep before I started. Another was off in a corner dancing to a tune that was different from the one I was singing, but the loudest one of all sat right up front, ust under my nose. Her hearing aid was turned up too high, and it was giving off high-pitched whining noises. Every time I began another song she cried out at the top of her lungs, "Oh,no, she's going to sing again!"
Do you ever feel as if no one seems to notice or appreciate you? God sees our hearts, and that's all he cares about. He doesn't miss a single moment of a life lived out for him. If everyone in your audience has dozed off or danced off to another tune, you might want to check again. There, in the corner, is God, watching and listening and appreciating you.