For a summer college internship, I ran a Boy Scout Camp kitchen. My team and I were cracking eggs by 6:30 A.M. My arms ached stirring dozens at a time in a heavy cast iron skillet. After breakfast, we scrubbed pans and prepped for lunch. A gap between lunch and supper allowed a couple of hours for other activities before starting the evening meal.
Besides preparing meals, I planned menus and calculated how much food to order while trying to stay on budget. Keeping a group of active males fed is time consuming. Maybe that is why I’m fascinated by the example Jesus chose of who He’ll reward at His return. His words reminded me of the importance of doing ordinary things well.
The example of a faithful servant:
Jesus didn’t spotlight an esteemed synagogue teacher or a powerful political leader as an example that pleases Him. He described someone involved in the humdrum, never ending work of feeding a household ( Matthew 24:45-47 ).Continue Reading