The Spectator-to-Server Shift – Snow Job
Key Bible Verse: You should remember the words of the Lord Jesus: “It is more blessed to give than to receive”. – Acts 20:35
Bonus Reading: Matthew 6:1-4
I had worked later than usual one winter evening and hadn’t noticed the steadily accumulating blanket of white. Walking out into our office parking lot, I was startled. Each of the handful of cars left in the lot looked like a huge white marshmallow. I located mine, started the engine, and climbed back out with brush and window scraper. The soft, fluffy coating came off so easily that I was almost disappointed to finish so quickly.
I looked around at the three other cars in the lot. One belonged to my friend Julie. I’d just said good-bye to her, and it looked like she was going to be working for quite a while yet. Clearing off her car was great fun. I pictured her coming outside, shocked at the amount of snow, worrying about trudging around in a dark, vacant parking lot—then seeing her car all cleared off and ready to go. Imagining her smile made me smile too. Cleaning off the other two cars was also fun.
A day or two later, Julie figured out who’d done it and expressed her appreciation. But Jesus’ words in Matthew 6:1-4 tell me that perhaps clearing off the other two cars had the greater value.
—Nate Adams in The Home Team
My Response: How do I guess God will reward “undercover” good deeds?
Thought to Apply: The reward for a good deed is to have done it.—Proverb
Adapted from The Home Team (Revell, 2004)
Prayer for the Week: You are never weary, O Lord, of doing us good. Let us never be weary of serving you.—John Wesley