Thursday, August 25, 2016

The Light That Has Lighted The World.5

"I must do the work of him who sent me while it is day: because the night is fast approaching when no one will be able to work." 
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"Every morning when he went out ere it was day, every evening when he lingered on the night-lapt mountain after his friends were gone, he was offering himself to his Father in the communion
       of loving words,
       of high thoughts,
       of speechless feelings;
and, between, he turned to do the same thing in deed, namely,
      in loving word,
      in helping thought,
      in healing action towards his fellows;
for the way to worship God while the daylight lasts is to work; the service of God, the only "divine service," is the helping of our fellows."
--George MacDonald. 
In a recent sermon the speaker admonished the flock to remember that what we are doing and why we are here is a reflection of the purpose God created into us. Today let us show the world what Jesus would look like cutting hair, harvesting crops, building houses, teaching children, driving school bus, crunching numbers, arresting criminals, reporting the news, caring for the infirm, repairing cars, sewing clothes, playing sports, selling goods, cleaning homes, handling money, watching children, and blessing others with the life we've been blessed to give!
For a troubled world let us be more like Jesus!