It occurred to me the other day that after my computer and recorder (a life-saver when doing phone interviews) my favorite piece of office equipment is a 3-year-old flier from Aflac. It’s 11 inches long by about 4 inches high and printed on a glossy paper. I can’t tell you what it says because I haven’t looked at the printed side for months, but I use it every day and when it goes missing I can’t go on until I find it.
Why does a piece of paper hold a place in my heart? I look at a lot of charts throughout the day, checking event dates, talent, arena names, and what-not against printed pieces, emails, web pages, etc. This simple piece of paper is the perfect size to hold against an Excel spreadsheet to make sure I’m looking at the right line all the way across. It’s solid white on the side I use so it’s not distracting. It’s tough enough to withstand frequent handling, and eminently useful.
Why am I going on about this? Well, it seems to me there are a lot of people like my Aflac flier. They’re not the most beautiful in the room. They don’t come with a lot of “apps”. They might not currently be doing the job they thought they were created for. Others may not appreciate their value. But right where they are, right now, they are being quietly used by God, who reaches for them every day in order to get his work done.