“The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take are of it.”                  -Genesis 2:15

Work. For many people this is one of the worst four-letter words a person can use. We grumble, complain, and mope many of our days through what should be one of the greatest blessings we have ever received. That’s right, I said it: Work is a blessing!

Sure, sometimes you may have to do something you don’t really want to do. For a plumber that may mean sharing space with rattlesnakes. For a lawyer that might mean long hours of research. For a janitor it may mean vacuuming. For a farmer it may mean laying poly-pipe. For a minister it may mean a late evening hospital visit. You get the idea. There is always at least one activity that seems to be the epitome of what makes our work unbearable.

But God did not create work to be punishment. In fact, God created mankind so that we could work and take care of what He had created.

So tonight when you go in for the night shift, or tomorrow when you head in to complete whatever work lies before you, remind yourself of this one simple truth: Work is a blessing.

Will you face whatever work you are blessed to do with gratitude toward God for the ability and the opportunity to work?

High Plains Waterfowl

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