That was the sum of his playing. He went to a lot of trouble to strike that note but it was vital to the performance of the piece. He was ready and in the right place at the right time and he did his job well. He was in harmony with the other instruments.
There are lot of people around the church who are like this man in the cartoon. They play one note, and they play that one note very well. Without them, much of what makes the church so effective would not get done.
We’re not talking about a musical instrument. In this sense, we’re talking about those who, though they may be involved in many different activities around the church, primarily are known for one particular thing in which they excel. These one-note servants don’t ask for acclaim or recognition. They don’t make a lot of fuss or noise. They go to a lot of trouble sometimes to show up on time, faithfully, and sound their single note.
And the overall sound of our “symphony” is so much better because of it.
Are you a one-note servant? If so, and there are more of us than we might think, it’s possible that from time to time you feel unappreciated or that no one is aware of your service. But be assured that there is no unimportant work in the Kingdom of God.
--Rocky Henriques, www.uticabc.com