Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Keep Ticking

THE GRANDFATHER CLOCK

 

“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for

the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive

an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ

you are serving.” (Colossians 3:23, NIV)

 

There’s a story about a grandfather clock that had been a

permanent fixture in one household for three generations.

A new member of the family felt sorry for the old clock, however,

because of the heavy weight that was suspended from it

by a golden chain.

 

“No clock should have to bear a load like that,” thought the

kind-hearted family member to himself as he removed the weight.

 

Immediately the ticking that had quietly sounded through the

house for three generations ceased.

 

“Please put my weight back on,” said the clock to the family

member. “I know you meant to help ease the burden, but it is

the weight that keeps me going.”

 

The fact is that if we didn’t have responsibilities and a load

to carry, chances are that most of us would be bored with life

and never achieve anything that is worthwhile.

 

Suggested prayer: “Dear God, thank you for the responsibilities

I have been given. Please help me to accept these joyfully and be

a faithful worker in all that I do, and do all as unto you. Gratefully,

in Jesus’ name. Amen.”

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