For years a cross-stitched sampler hung above my desk. It had been a gift a friend had made when we left a comfortable way of life in suburbia to do outreach work in Appalachia.
It served as a touchstone whenever I would feel as though I was toiling in vain or had needlessly spent my strength. Seeing these words would put my harried life into focus and bring about a sense of peace…
Work for the Lord.
The pay isn’t much, but
the retirement plan
is out of this world.
What it didn’t say, but implied, was that the work we did was not meant for kudos we might receive, but was meant to give glory to God.
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