Unnamed Heroes

And what more shall I say? For time will fail me if I tell of [others] … who by faith … performed acts of righteousness, obtained promises … [and] from weakness were made strong. Hebrews 11:32-34

You may be quite familiar with the stories of people such as Daniel, Esther, Paul and Mary Magdalene. Books have been written, songs composed, and movies made about their lives. But dozens of Bible stories record the deeds of unnamed men, women and children. The fact that God chose to preserve their stories in His Word indicates how pleased He was with their acts of courage and commitment.

In this series, we’ll examine the lives of some of those unnamed saints. God loved them as much as He loved Moses and Mary of Bethany; He used them as surely as He used David and Deborah to accomplish His will and display His glory.

Like me, you may identify more with these unnamed people of faith than you do with the more well known ones. After all, most of our names will never be recorded in history books or nonfiction best sellers.

But God has a role for each of us to play in His story. And although we may be “unnamed” on earth, He knows our names. They are engraved on the palms of His hands and written in His book of life.

To read the devotions in this series, click on the links below. Click on the tag “Unnamed Heroes” in the right-hand column to see a brief description of each devotion.

The Prophet’s Widow                                                 The Shunammite Woman

The Repentant Criminal                                            The Invalid

The Servant Girl                                                           The Desperate Father

The Lad with a Lunch                                                  The Leper

The Phillipian Jailer