GOD’S NOBODIES ARE SOMEBODIES
We all know people who are nobodies. These are people who are not widely known or famous. In fact, most of us would consider ourselves to be nobodies. In Romans 16:1-16 we have a list of people who were greeted by the Apostle Paul as he finished the letter to the Romans. There are people who Paul knew and loved, and who were fellow brothers and sisters in Christ. We do not know much about these people, who might be considered by most a list of nobodies. However, like us today, although these people may appear to be insignificant, but they are not. What can we learn about being a nobody from these people?
THEY WERE INDIVIDUALS
Each one of these were a name, not a number.
Each one of them was unique from the other. Even identical twins are not identical.
Each one was an individual, whose name was written out not only in the Bible, but in the Lamb’s Book of life. Revelation 20:15.
Each one was an individual who was “accepted in the beloved”. Ephesians 1:6
THEY WERE IMPORTANT
Each person was a child of God. John 1:12
Each person had realms of influence such as work, business, home, school, church etc.
Each person was a part of the body of Christ. 1 Corinthians 12:13
Each person had a Spiritual gift to be used for God’s glory. Romans 12:3-8, 1 Peter 4:10-11
Each person had been called to do good works. Ephesians 2:10
Each person had been called to do their best. Colossians 3:17, 23
THEY WERE IMMORTAL
They had everlasting life. John 3:16
They would ever be with the Lord. 1 Thessalonians 4:13-17
They were citizens of the New Jerusalem. Revelation 21:1-8