The Christian Public Servant – “drive to work”

November 2, 2017 – Thursday

Reading

Genesis 1:31(a) [NIV] God saw all that he had made, and it was very good.

Isaiah 11:9 [NIV] They will neither harm nor destroy on all my holy mountain, for the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.

Reflection

As I drive to work, listening to the news, it’s easy to think all creation is falling apart. Hurricanes. Fires. Drought. Floods. Extreme temperatures. Good Lord, are we making this earth something less than the paradise You intended? While many say there is evidence sustaining that fear, my way to work also leads me to see some of the magnificent glory God has created.

As you drive to work today, look around a bit. If your route is urban, look at the trees and squirrels, the potted plants and roofed gardens. If you are in a rural area, look at the hills and lakes, the pastures and cattle. Whatever path you take, enjoy the sun, the clouds, and even the rain and snow. While it’s true, we harm His “holy mountain,” it is still not too hard to see why God continues to declare it “very good.”

Today, as you drive to work, know you must be a better steward of what He created. And know this earth remains “very good.”

Enjoy time in His creation as you drive to work.

Prayer

Dear Lord, thank You for the splendor of Your creation. I am also thankful You do not make junk. If it is all very good, and I am part of the creation, that means with Your help I too may be very good. Help me see the beauty of the day as I drive to work. Help me be a good steward of that which You create. In Your name, I pray. Amen.

Stan Best
Training Manager
Apprentice School
Newport News Shipbuilding
Newport News, Virginia USA

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