Since I have autoimmune diseases (Raynaud’s Syndrome and rheumatoid arthritis), I have been blessed the last few weeks to work from home due to that lovely “coronavirus.” Now, if you’ve never worked from home, you are probably sooooo jealous. It’s true, I have gone to work in my pajamas – just once! But in reality, in some ways – it’s much harder to work from home. You know how you leave work, get in the car and drive home. Now, I’m never away from work. I work from my recliner. It’s hard to separate work time from regular time. Does that make sense? Yesterday, Steve had to run to town and when he came home, he asked, “Are you done with work?” I laughed and said, “Yes, I’m done with work, but the work isn’t done!” There is always something else I can do. This made me think about being a member of the church – Until I die, the work isn’t done!
We must be careful to not get that “been there, done that, and got the T-shirt” attitude. I know of Christians who started teaching Bible class – just to fill in and twenty years later – they’re done! But that doesn’t mean that there isn’t something else that needs done. Our greatest work is”as you are going throughout all the world, preach the gospel to every creature.” (Mark 16:15) We should start in our own homes. “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thing heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thin heart: And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down and when thou risest up.” (Deuteronomy 6:5-7) Our work begins in the home, but “As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.” (Galatians 6:10) Jesus said, “We must work the works of Him that sent Me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.” (John 9:4)
Friends, we must be “faithful unto death” (Revelation 2:10), if we are going to gain that crown of righteousness. Don’t be like a plane – If it stops, it drops. The work is not done – don’t be done with the work. Simply blessed, Courtney