I appeal to you for my son Onesimus Formerly he was useless to you, but now he has become useful both to you and to me. -Philemon 1:10-11
How wasteful it is to be useless. We are all endowed with abilities and resources. How sad when those gifts are made profitless, valueless, purposeless, futile? In an encounter with the Apostle, Paul, Onesimus a runaway slave learned how Jesus Christ could change his life from being used to being useful. There is no shame in being a servant, in working and giving our all for the One that was the greatest Servant of all.
To be useful to God, His Church, and His ministries is to experience a life that is valuable, profitable, and filled with purpose.