Friday, May 16, 2014

Labor intensive

My wife makes quilts by cutting up random pieces of material into squares and sewing them together. She also makes afghans, hundreds of them, with her twisted arthritis hands. She is good at this and overcomes obstacles to make them to give away to nursing homes and others in need; most she never meets face to face. This is a gift of love, giving of herself to bless others, not seeking any financial gain.

When I worked as a cabinet maker it often took much labor to produce a product that was ordered by the customer. Intensive labor for financial reward, but also as unto the Lord. The photography business, was also something that must be pleasing to the purchaser, but first it had to pass my inspection. Using outside photo labs, sometimes they had to be remade at my expense to get the best quality. You cannot stay in business if there is no profit. The finished product must be good. Your reputation depends on your name and the quality people see in your name. We dare not take our salvation lightly for we were purchased with a great price, and we represent His name.

1Pe 1:18  Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; 
1Pe 1:19  But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot: 

Jesus paid the greatest price to purchase our salvation, we did not deserve it. Thank you Jesus.

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