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Saints You’ve Known

At my church we recently celebrated All Saints Day, understanding “saints” not as extraordinary Christians but as all who are in Christ, in this world and the next. Among the hymns was one especially lovely I’d rarely heard, “We Sing for All the Unsung Saints”:

We sing for all the unsung saints,
That countless, nameless throng,
Who kept the faith and passed it on
With hope steadfast and strong
Through all the daily griefs and joys
No chronicles record,
Forgetful of their lack of fame,
But mindful of their Lord.

“Through all the daily griefs and joys no chronicles record.” But they should be recorded. So let’s do our part here. Who are some of the everyday saints you’ve known who go about their work, unspectacularly but faithfully, for Him? What are some of the ways you’ve seen them do it?

A couple of suggested (not ironclad) guidelines: Full names aren’t needed, since we’re recording their works for the same reason these people do them, not for personal credit, but for God’s glory. Also, try to think of people other than your parents, since we’ve talked about parents in other posts.

Let your stories begin. Soli Deo gloria!

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Matt Kaufman

Matt Kaufman has been a columnist for Boundless since the site’s founding in 1998, and did a stint as editor in 2002-2003. He’s also a former staffer and current contributing editor for Focus on the Family Citizen magazine. Matt is a freelance writer/editor who spent some years in Colorado, but gave up the mountains for the cornfields: He now lives in his hometown of Urbana, home of the University of Illinois. His house is a five minute drive from the one where he grew up, and he enjoys daily walks around the park where he used to play baseball.

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