From the lives, hearts and minds of Matt and Carrie...
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
A Pastoral Moment...Work Matters!
Back in April, I had the opportunity to participate in a commissioning service. A family in our church is launching an animal grooming business. The family from church, the veterinarian in charge of the business, and a few friends gathered to pray and dedicate the labor to the LORD. I gave a mini message spanning Genesis 1-3 to Revelation 20-22 celebrating the glory of work, the privilege to honor God and do good to neighbor, and the redemption Christ offers to souls and society. My prayer was that this grooming business would be the most loving place in the city, that people would come in weeks early to get their dog groomed just so they can be loved and valued once again.
The commissioning was spawned through the reading of "Work Matters." I also gave a copy to all participants (who didn't already have the book). Glory to God.