I had to return to work Monday evening to retrieve my lunch bag. While it may be a drag to have to drive a whole six miles (one way) to perform the task, being able to see the brilliant colors of the coming sunset make it all worth it.
This reminds me of the tasks God asks us to do that we sometimes think are mundane and 'not so glamorous' if you will... but when we get down to the task at hand that God asks of us, we are rewarded with His Beauty, majesty, and wonder.
This week, you can experience both... Go out and meet people (ugh... for some) and then see the beauty of a smile, the awakening of a lost soul, and the fold increase (all YEA!)
As I dug an 18" deep trench about 125' long this past Friday and Saturday using a small backhoe attachment on a John Deere 70 tractor, I thought, "Really, could this be any tougher?"
Oh really? Snap back to reality as I watch a documentary about the Suez Canal which was originally dug in part by hand.
This makes me think of how we all accept the challenge of spreading the Good News. We have email, text messages, Twitter, Facebook, etc... for communication, yet we think, "Could this be any tougher?"
This week as you go out into the world, think about how tough it would be to be nailed to a cross to save the world from sins. Then think just how easy it is to say, "Come grow with me in Christ at Striplin Terrace."
This week I am going to focus on joyous things. Yes, I realize there is so much tragedy and craziness in the world, but do not forget God is with us and wants us to rejoice in Him.
When you wake up and see those first rays of light, it is God telling you "Great morning to you today. I have you in my arms this and every day!"
When you get ready for bed each night and you get a glimpse of the night sky, think of it as God telling you, "Great night to you... I love you and will hold you until the Son returns."
This week help overcome the cra-cra and madness with a kind word to a stranger. Follow BK's example (I am not talking the burger king fellow here when I mention 'BK') and bring someone new to church and quite possibly to God.