God’s Humble Servants


In 2018, a blind man fell onto the tracks at a subway station in Toronto, Canada. What could have turned into a tragedy, with the impending danger of the coming subway train, turned into a story of heroism—two men jumped down and pulled the individual to safety. The most amazing part of this story is that the “heroes” are unknown—they did not act out of a desire for attention but out of good will (“Unknown ‘Hero’ Helps Man Who Fell on Toronto Subway Tracks,” BBC, June 29, 2018, https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-44664259). The irony of Christian “heroes” is that they are servants—humble, nameless, and giving. Rather than seeking praise, they seek to live after God.