Last Sunday, Monty, who preached for our consecration Sunday, used this verse to focus some of the message:
Therefore, my beloved, be steadfast, immovable, always excelling in the work of the Lord, because you know that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.1 Corinthians 15:58He explained that work done in love, here, plants seeds in heaven.
Consider that for a moment. We often wonder if the love we share -- the work we do -- has any impact at all. There are times we are gifted to know the effects of what we do, but there are times when it seems as if no good has come of hard work. We lack the hope to believe that what we cannot see even exists.
And yet, we are kingdom workers. The care given to someone today has an effect in heaven. Has an effect in the Kingdom of God, which is now and not yet.
Staggering when you think about it. Love builds.