“The truth is stunning. The truth is that the regular, everyday, earthly work of a Christian’s life possesses breathtaking significance bestowed by the touch of God’s magnificent glory. God pulls the white-hot ingot of eternity from the forging fire of his sovereignty. Then, like master to apprentice, he entrusts the hammer to our hands (Eccl. 9:10; Col. 3:17, 23; 1 Cor. 10:31; 2 Thess. 3:6-12). He says, ‘Strike it. Strike it right here. This is your place. This is where I want you to influence eternity. Live the life I gave you to live.’ And so, in stammering awe, we take up the hammer. We live our lives—our regular, everyday, toilsome lives. The hammer falls. Sparks fly. Eternity bends, and the Master is delighted (Matt. 25:21).”
– Paul Rude
This paragraph, and the article it comes from, is one of the best I’ve read in a long time. Clear, simple, true. And something I’m very, very passionate about, which probably helps. Pretty sure I’ll be checking out his book.
Work matters. All work matters. Do it for His glory.