Their faith helped them to believe; their love led them to serve; their hope enabled them to wait for Jesus' return in glory (v. 10).
For Reflection: Are there idols in my life? What must I do to get rid of them? Am I serving others while I await Jesus' return?
Let us pray. Jesus, I don't know when you are coming back, but I want to be ready whenever my final day comes. Please smooth away my bumpy, knobby exterior, like these squash, so I can enter blemish-free into your heavenly kingdom.