“Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!” Matthew 25: 21
It takes a whole lot of faith to invest in something: whether it’s investing money in the stock market or a business venture, investing in a child’s education, investing in a product that promises to make like better, or investing in a serious relationship with another person. It also takes some risk and trust to make an investment when the outcome is unknown, and the reward may take awhile. Some people are more comfortable with risk than others.
Jesus told a story about investing and what it means to use what we’ve been given and how to live up to our potential. In some ways, it’s about God investing in us and expecting a good return, even when the odds are uncertain. We are responsible for using our resources and our gifts to make the world a place that reflects God’s love for us. Followers of Jesus strive to be God’s wise investment and to hear Jesus say in the end, “Well done, good and faithful servant!”