grace that’s taking us somewhere
One of the great joys of being a Christian is knowing that the life of a Christian isn’t a life that is stationary, but one that is actually moving toward something.
This becomes most apparent to me when, even in ministry, I feel the days blurring together and everything starting to seem very same-y. It’s so easy to get caught up in just cranking through the normal routine of the day. This frame of mind is in complete opposition to what we have been saved from, for and to. We have not been saved so that we can go through each day with the vague thought that it seemed to be much the same as the previous day. Each day is a new day that the Lord has made for us to rejoice and be glad in.
This brings to mind the word that we are working toward glory. In our daily lives, here before the second Advent, we are called to work six days in seven. This isn’t an arbitrary pattern thought up by a deist’s impression of what a god must be like, it is the pattern set out for creation because God knows that His creation needs to remember rest. And this to the extent that, besides being for the glory of God, the purpose of work is to prepare for rest.
So as we go about our vocations, we are working toward our great sabbath rest when we will be with our God and will have everything we need directly from the source and without any blemish because we will no longer be in a fallen world.