WPC Warm Up, August 25, 2014
"Labor Day" gets us thinking about barbecues and end of summer flings. But it also can get us to reflect on our work, that it is a gift, not a curse! The ancients came up with the term ORA LABORI, or "holy labor". By this they meant all labor can be seen as an offering of worship. Imagine your work as an act of worship!! This fits with the apostle's call to every Christian in Colossians 3:17, "And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him." This week watch yourself at work, whether you are paid for it or not. How can this be an offering of worship? This Sunday we'll hear how some of our members and friends bear witness to God's grace through their work. A thought. To do something "in the name of the Lord Jesus" is to do it in keeping with His purposes, promise, power and presence. This might give new meaning to how you answer the question, "So what's your job"?
Pastor Dick Thompson