David Beckham is synonymous with football. Young aspiring midfielders pine to cross the ball like the Manchester United star. Beckham’s popularity arguably overshadows his entire team – can you name the class of 92?
Doesn’t this sound all too familiar?
Moses’s lifted hands translating to Israel’s victory is a familiar tale we know all too well. However, unbeknownst to many are the two faithful men who supported his heavy arms: Aaron and Hur.
Now, let’s face it. Superstars are overrated. Both Beckham and Moses share traits of having awesome team players. Let’s usher in a new era of Hur(s) – saints who would pull their weight and lift up the hands of their pastors – and make history.
How to join the Hur revolution:
1. Be invaluable
Without his 10 comrades, who’s going to strike after Beckham sets up a winning goal? Likewise, every saint is essential to the winning strategy towards victory. It takes team effort to clinch gold.
Just like how different body parts lead different bodily functions, every role in the church is important. Don’t compare or envy someone’s ministry, make peace with God and settle within yourself who you are, then cement your identity in Christ. I might never make it to the glorious field of play, but I know that no one else can cheer or raise the decibels as high as I can!
2. Be involved
Faithful fans show up for every game, on home ground and away, cheering wildly even when the chips are down because they know that their voice changes the game.
They show up even when they feel defeated because they never know which game is the tipping point, and when our team will climb up the leader board.
As fanatic supporters of His ministry, we’re in this for the long haul; we win some and lose some. There is power in showing up. Your presence in the grandstands is the catalyst for the team to spur on, you minister to them, and in the process, are ministered too. In those moments, we overcome.
3. Be an investor
The coach plays a pivotal role in enabling a player to perfect their game and reach their optimum potential. They sacrifice their lives into moulding, shaping and grooming the next generation of elite athletes. They won’t receive a standing ovation or the Most Valuable Player award, but the team is nothing without them.
Flash trivia: Do you know that Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah built the Tabernacle? Surprised aren’t you that you didn’t even know that?
Investing in others, especially the next generation, is eternal. We pass them the baton so they will surpass us and go further then we can in our lifetime.
4. Be invisible
Sometimes the most crucial player with tantamount responsibility is the one who works behind the scenes. He is the loyal water boy who remembers the players’ favourite hydrating concoction to recharge their performance at half time.
Serving in the kingdom of God can feel the same way. We might be in the logistics or set up crew or a saint who religiously picks up litter who ensures the house of the Lord is always spick and span. No title or trophy to be received, but with every action, God builds His church through these hands, which contribute to the bigger picture.
Every individual is vital to the triumph of a match well played. God sees all things and he remembers all that you’ve done. Rededicate yourself unto the Lord. Be available. And remember: The need is the call.
It’s not the big things but the little things that adds to the noble ministry of Hur.