1 Corinthians 15:58 (NIV)
Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.
Christmas creates a variety of emotions in pastors and church workers.
- Excitement over seeing faces you haven’t seen in a long time.
- Disappointment those faces stay away most of the year.
- Anxiety that the message and worship elements come together just right.
- Joy from sharing Jesus and all that His birth opens for the world.
For these servants of Jesus, we share the scripture above, reminding you: Your labor in the Lord is not in vain. Especially when such labor involves sharing Jesus.
Jesus always works.
Whether creating disappointment or thanksgiving, Jesus always speaks straight to the heart.
Whether causing one to lean in or look away, Jesus always delivers, because Jesus always reveals man’s need and God’s Answer.
Christmas may not look like the answer. It’s hard to imagine infants all grown up.
But Christmas leads to Easter where the divine-and-human mix in the Bethlehem Babe is just perfect.
As you proclaim Jesus and share Jesus and point to Jesus, you’re doing great work.
So all of you who will be working hard this weekend, remember: Your labor is not in vain.
Jesus is working through you!
Thank you for serving Him…and us…so well.
Bill R. Woolsey
President, FiveTwo Network