Remember this post? From, oh, 11 hours ago? Right.
Well, turns out I wasn’t the only one feeling this way today. Turns out at some point in his life C.H. Spurgeon wrote on this same thing. Sure, he’s more eloquent than I. Sure, he’s smarter than I. But I’d like to say we had the same point!
It was a neat reenforcement to my post to read his words in his morning and evening devotional for today. The same day I wrote my post.
“Faithful is He that calleth you, who also will do it.” 1 Thessalonians 5:24
“Ye serve the Lord Christ” Colossians 3:24
Whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; knowing that of the Lord ye shall receiveth reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ. This saying ennobles the weary routine (amen!) of earthly employments (motherhood!), and sheds a halo around the most humble occupations (thank you very much!).
To wash (dirty and stinky little) feet may be servile, but to wash HIS feet is royal work. To unloose the shoe-latchet is poor employ, but to unloose the great Master’s shoe is a princely privilege. The shop, the barn, the scullery (the kitchen, the bathroom, the mopping and dusting, the laundry, oh the laundry!) and the smithy become temples when men and women do all to the glory of God. Then ‘divine service’ is not a thing of a few hours and a few places (not just church or bible study or devo’s in the morning) but all life (peeling carrots, shampooing little heads, making beds, fishing those socks out from under the bed, trying to get those stains out of the carpet, picking gum out of hair or off of shoes or from under the table) becomes holiness unto the Lord, and every place and thing, as consecrated as the tabernacle and its golden candlestick.
(Can I hear an amen?)
**bracketed italics are mine, in case you couldn’t tell.