A well-placed pawn…

“There are times…when a well-placed pawn is more powerful than a king.” –from the TV Show, Castle

In a world, where pursuit of fame and fortune is commonplace, we overlook the power of the “ordinary”, the “common.”  In chess, a pawn is most often the first pieces to be taken by the opponent.  But, in chess and in life, there are times a well-placed pawn is more powerful.

Powerful to take down arrogance.

Powerful to break down walls to unbelievers.

Powerful to lend the hand, to be Jesus’ hands in this world.

Powerful to reach out to the one standing next to you who just needed to know they are not alone.

Powerful to do the right thing, over and over again, and thereby renewing another’s faith that doing the right thing is not only possible, but that others do it too.

Powerful to follow the lead of the Father, the lead of the Savior, the lead of the Holy Spirit–to do the things that may not make sense.

Powerful enough to fly under the radar and accomplish the things that a “king” could not.

For days when you feel more like a pawn in this great chess game, remember: “There are times…when a well-placed pawn is more powerful than a king.”

 

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