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Because I am a freelance writer, I am often conscious of God’s movement through my work and my life.  When an assignment ends or a publisher closes down, I am consistently blessed with new work. Just this week, an editor contacted me and wanted to know if I would write a group of educational activities for their company.

How does this show God at work? I hadn’t written for this company in over a year. Attempts to reach my editor had consistently failed. This person contacted me out of the blue.  As if this wasn’t enough, this job is just what I needed.

The furor over Black Lives Matter was exhausting.  Every day since, it has been harder to work.  I needed a break.  I needed to write something less weighty.

Don’t get me wrong.  This new job is important.  Kids need to learn and often adult family members want to help but don’t know quite how to do it.  They can turn to Education.com and find age appropriate reading and math activities, science and art projects. These activities matter but they are also a lot of fun.

When I write, I am able to bring something new into the world.  Presbyterians believe that through our work, we are co-creators. We aren’t creating galaxies or a universe but through us and our labors we enable people to see God.

It doesn’t matter if you are educated and working in an office or if you are working a blue collar job. Do your work well. Do your work with integrity.  Through you people will see a glimpse of someone bigger than us all.

As if doing your paying work well wasn’t enough, I have another job for you.  As you go through the upcoming week, see those laboring around you. Whether it is the young man who bags your groceries or the high school resource officer, they also reflect the Lord. Look for the spark that they carry.

–SueBE

Have a Mary Little Christmas

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