“Seems that I’ll never get through ‘preparing’ for the mission field,” Jim Elliot wrote as he struggled through the task of learning fluent Spanish. “But I’ve been comforted this week thinking of our Lord’s thirty silent years of readying Himself at home with His family and bending over a carpenter’s bench. Were those days any less of a fragrance to God than His later work before the eyes of the people? I think not. A well-made piece of furniture and healed blind man represented the same thing to the Father—a job well done; mission accomplished. So with us here. Nothing great, but what is that to Him with whom there is no great or small?”[I]
“A well-made piece of furniture and healed blind man represented the same thing to the Father—a job well done; mission accomplished.” -Jim Elliot
Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward (Col. 3:23-24a).
Whether it’s mowing, managing, moving, mothering or ministering, your every work matters to Him, friends!
[I] Elisabeth Elliot, The Shadow of the Almighty (New York: Harper, 1958), 176