Thursday, February 19, 2004

Drudgery

I whispered, "Yes, yes," to when I read Oswald Chamber's words this morning for February 19. See if you say yes, yes to this thought on drudgery.

"Durdgery is one of the finest tests to determine the genuineness of our character. Durdgery is work that is far removed from anything we think of as ideal work. It is the utterly hard, menial, tiresome, and dirty work. And when we experience it, our spirituality is instantly tested and we will know wether or not we are spiritually genuine."

When we are children we hate drudgery. As we grow old we realize that we can find God in routine, the mundane, the toil of life and not somehow outside of it as if we could leave our bodies to meet him in nirvana. No, the beauty of God's creation is that we meet him here where we are, in our longings, in our suffering, in our drudgery.

Chambers says, "If we will arise and shine (as moms and dads say in the mornings!), drudgery will be divinely transformed.
May your drudgery be transformed today. Rise from the dead and Christ will shine on you! (Ephesians 5:14).

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