His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’ –Matthew 25:21; from the Parable of the Talents, Matthew 25:14-30
I am finishing up a day of work* and am feeling very satisfied. It’s not that I’ve done amazing work today–I’ve done good work, a balance of efficient and creative, a bit of writing, a few technical things along with some good conversations. These tasks are small but important, not much to look at, but with a net positive effect.
Why I do feel so satisfied? The things I did today were not big, important things. They were small things, things that are easy to overlook, the blade of grass in the forest, the stitch of embroidery in the tapestry of time. Does it matter if the forest is missing a blade of grass, the tapestry a stitch? No, not in the least. However, if the stitches remain unmade, if the grass does not sprout repeatedly, then the landscape changes, the tapestry remains unfinished.
Today’s work has been created; something that could have remained unmade has been made. Today’s small tasks contribute to the overall good in the world and I am satisfied.
Thank you, Lord for giving me small things to be faithful in. Thank you for the satisfaction of a job well done and for your own praise in caring for the things you’ve entrusted to me. Help me to continue to be your faithful servant. Amen.
*I am saving this story for my 50th post! Stay tuned for good news, a great story and a special giveaway on my NEXT POST!