Sunday, August 2, 2009
The work of God
Then they said to him, "What must we do to perform the works of God?" Jesus answered them, "This is the work of God, that you believe in him whom he has sent."
The morning dawned rainy and dark. We have had so much rain this summer that it seems we will be washing away some time soon. The rain also increases the work that has to be halted in our move process. The things that are ruined if they get rained on. Looking around as I woke up this morning, I was discouraged that there is so much more to do to be completely moved in. There is more work and I have limited abilities. I felt fully my limitations this morning.
Then I was reminded that Jesus said to the many people around him who were seeking to know what, they should do, what work they should accomplish that the work of God was believing in Jesus, and loving those who are around us. Jesus over and over repeats this message throughout the Gospels. How deaf we are some times to the Savior of the world. How simple is the work of God - believe and love. All the rest of the work we make for ourselves, or that we feel we must do, or that we judge ourselves by - all of it is not the work of God. Believe and love. The rest is all extra.
This Sunday, I want to live through the day, believing and acting in love. I know it is a simple concept, but much more complicated to live. May Christ grant us the strength and courage to do the work of God today.