Scripture: Genesis 5
As you skim the list of names in Genesis 5, how many would you say are noteworthy? Who in that list really stands out as being important?
Adam, Enoch, Methuselah, Noah?
What about Kenana? Or Mahalalel?
Out of the 13 names in that list, only half are considered to belong to important people. The other half are simply names linking the important people to one another. They're not important for anything they did.
Don't feel bad for them though. We're not very important people either. Oh, we might be important to the people in our families, but in the grand scheme of things, we're probably just links in the chain of one important person to another. We won't be remembered for any great deeds of our own.
The interesting thing is that even the unimportant people in Genesis 5 are still in Genesis 5! They're still part of the list. Even though they never accomplished any noteworthy feats, God still considers them noteworthy. God still remembers them.
The good news is that God will remember you and me too. We don't have to be important people to be important to God. We're still on His list, and that's all that matters.