Thought for the Week
We may have seen many funny and amusing comments about returning to work after a holiday – for those of us who have that privilege.
The shock of getting back into the routine on a cold, dank and dark morning can be a jolt after the indulgences of the festive period.
“I owe, I owe so it’s off to work I go!” sums up the necessity of earning to pay bills.
Don’t even mention job satisfaction.
For others it is the work of the volunteer or responsibility in the family.
We can choose to moan, or we can seek a higher purpose here.
It is said in Genesis (1:27) we are made in the image of God.
Psalm 19 reveals a God who is busy at work and the result is good: “The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork”.
We are made to be creative and fulfilled through the experience of work.
For many, the reply might be the West of Scotland “aye right”.
The job may be lacking in stimulation, but we can make a difference where we are.
Yesterday, in the early morning, I was on a train.
The ticket inspector went down the carriage of dour people and smiled in her conversation.
Her job to some might seem unexciting, but many had their day transformed by that one person doing a routine job and smiling.
What can you create for someone today by bringing a different attitude to them as your “work”?
Jesus said “As your father in heaven is … so you also should (could?) be” (Matthew 5:48)
Ken Coulter Church Leader Rutherglen Baptist Community Church