“The people who do the simplest work are the fingers of God.”
- Martin Luther
Whether you are a stay-at-home mom, a barista, a business owner, or a missionary in Africa your work is sacred and holy when you do it with God and for his glory.
“For you are God’s workmanship,” his fingers, his hands, his image-bearer, his creative spirit in the world, “created in Christ Jesus,” a new creation, full of power, full of life, “to do good works,” simple work, heroic work, ordinary work, obedient work, “which God prepared in advance for us to do” with him and for him and because of him. (Ephesians 2:10 in italics)
We rarely have a compelling vision of a life with God that makes a difference in our mostly ordinary and simple days. Yet, the simplest thing you do today (take out the garbage, load the dishwasher, brush your teeth, change a diaper, drive to work) is an opportunity teeming with eternal significance. The way to do simple work, any work, as a Christian is to do it well and redeem it for the Lord.
What kind of work do you do? What impact are you making for the kingdom with your work?