Call them what you will: ‘Committed,’ ‘Convicted,’ ‘Faithful,’ ‘Devoted,’ ‘Christ-like,’ ‘Self-sacrificing,’ ‘ Special ’ or something similar.
Jesus Christ Himself called them “the greatest in the kingdom” (Matt. 18:4). They are those who give when others take; forgive, when others give them grief; show up to serve others, when others serve only themselves; and who don’t need to see their name in the bulletin for their service, because they know their name is in the Lord’s “book of life” (Phil. 4:3). They work behind the scenes, instead of out front to be seen; are willing to make the quietest of efforts while others are making the loudest of excuses; and expect nothing in return, but a commendation from their Lord and Savior (Matt. 25:14-40; Rom. 2:5-11). They are indeed: the faithful, the special, and the greatest of all in the kingdom of heaven or church of our Lord. Let us love, honor, and recognize, as well as to appreciate and to emulate, both them and their humble Christian examples (1 Thess. 5:12-13; 1 Cor. 11:1-2)!