Randy Alcorn recounts below a moving story regarding Jim Elliot’s largely unknown missionary brother Bert:
Thank God. Thank for for the great meteors like Jim, flashing across the sky. And thank God for the faint stars, rising night after night, over and over again.
Perhaps God has, in His wisdom, called you to flash like a meteor. But perhaps you are discouraged that He seems instead to have called you to rise night after night, over and over again.
Please do not be. Instead, continue to rise.