Work is Part of God’s Plan
“If I were to wish for anything, I should not wish for wealth and power, but for the passionate sense of the potential, for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible. Pleasure disappoints, possibility never. And what wine is so sparkling, what so fragrant, what so intoxicating as possibility!” – Soren Kierkegaard
Ramblings from Lacy’s dad – We are enjoying the snowiest winter I ever recall here in Georgia. This is the first time I have seen it snow in Georgia three days in a row. Heck, I think that’s more then it snowed all last winter combined.
Yesterday, Lacy and I took mom back to her house after having her stay with us a few days because of the threat of ice. We would normally take her in one of our cars because they are more comfortable and roomy. But with all the slush still on the roads, we took the Jeep. The 4×4 had little trouble making it through the slushy patches. I think secretly Mom got a kick out of riding around in the stuff, although publicly she protested.
Now that I think about it, the cars weren’t driven at all this week. The Jeep and the all wheel drive SUV were the popular choices that proved their capabilities in the rare Georgia snow. It didn’t hurt that they both have seat warmers to keep us nice and toasty in the cold.
Before we headed out with Mom (with some prodding from her dad) Lacy sang the song she is singing Sunday morning, for “Nana”. When she finished, mom just smiled, and told her how beautiful it was. It seems like even before she could talk, Lacy could sing. We have home movies of her toddling around the house, singing like a little songbird.
I come home sometime and the house is filled with her melodious voice as she sits in the living room, playing her guitar, and singing like there is no tomorrow. The girl has got some pipes.
Evan seems to have some of the same love for music as Lacy. He can be caught sometime walking around the house singing, and like Lacy, is pretty good at it. Connor can sing, but seldom did I hear him singing as he walked around the house. He was more into the apologetics of our faith. Often he would come home from school and tell me of a conversation he had with someone about Christ.
Each one seems to be gifted in different ways, with different talents, strengths, and weaknesses. They are kind of like the vehicles we have here at the house. Depending on the situation, one might be more useful then another. They all are capable and talented, just in different ways.
I want to be like my Jeep. Always ready to go when called on. Always ready to climb that “difficult” hill, even with a heavy load. And always, always doing it with a thankful heart, remembering our Creator, and our Saviour…who did the same for us!….
For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. (Ephesians 2:10 ESV)