“His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’” Matthew 25:23
I have an Apple software version with a rendering of a galaxy as the default desktop. I’m assuming it’s our Milky Way, as if someone could travel outside our galaxy and look back. On my screen, it’s a ring of gasses and light with a bright glow in the center. In there somewhere is our earth, traveling around our star, the sun, but there are hundreds of billions of other stars just in our galaxy alone, and if you google how many galaxies there are in the universe, you get the same answer: hundreds of billions of galaxies. And then you find this: “This is a difficult number to know for certain, since we can only see a fraction of the Universe, even with our most powerful instruments.”
Let’s review. That’s hundreds of billions of stars in our galaxy, and hundreds of billions of galaxies in the Universe, but that’s not all there is in our Universe because we can’t see to the end of it. In other words there are plenty of galaxies to go around if God wants to hand out some in heaven. Marti believes that she is going to inherit one to look after. In her book, there’s no sitting around on clouds playing harps in heaven.
Jesus does talk about sharing responsibility in heaven. He talks about putting us in charge of His possessions which sounds like it could mean galaxies. Marti may have something here.
Regardless of speculation, the point now is to be faithful in the little stuff. No biding time until heaven. We’ve all got jobs to do. We are servants, and it is required of a servant to be found faithful.
I don’t know about you, but I’ve got a lot to cover in a short amount of time. I have been faithful in some things but not in everything. I’ve got three sheets of paper I’m starting on my desk this morning. One has “Marti” on it, one has “Chandler,” and the other has “house.” I’m tracking my responsibility to my family because I believe God won’t entrust His family to me without me being faithful to mine.
The pages are filling up, but God hasn’t given any one of us more than we can handle. If it seems like more, that’s only because we need Him to fulfill it. It’s all doable in His strength. It has to be; otherwise, how would we ever be able to take on a galaxy and find it fun? Did you notice that in the verse above? Sharing in the master’s happiness is found in being put in charge of many things. Now does that sound like work, or fun? The answer will determine what we do.