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DEVOTION//Dad, let me help

DEVOTION//Dad, let me help

We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God. God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. As God’s co-workers we urge you not to receive God’s grace in vain. For he says, “In the time of my favor I heard you, and in the day of salvation I helped you.” I tell you, now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation (2 Corinthians 5:20,21;  6:1,2).

 When I was young, my Dad would fix our car himself. That was cheaper and he loved to work with his hands. I loved it because I got to stand and watch. I loved spending time with my Dad. One day he asked me to get a wrench for him!

When we went in to lunch, my mom asked what had gotten into me! I was flying high. “Dad let me help! It’s all I wanted!”

Our heavenly Father, our Dad, allows us to help run his church until he returns. We have roles to play and we have been given work to do. To accomplish that work he gives us resources to care for ourselves and others and to serve him. What a blessing to have purpose and to be allowed to help.

The Lord wants us to use the things we have – our time, talent, gifts and service. The question is whether or not we’re willing to let go and entrust them to him. Never think what you have to offer isn’t important. Every gift of every sort counts, however great or small. God is asking you to be faithful and let him use what you have to His glory in the position in life that he has placed you.

God’s grace in Jesus has provided us with adoption into his eternal family. But he has done more, God has given us this opportunity to serve him and his children. Rejoice with us as we work together to accomplish what we couldn’t do by ourselves! God is letting us help! To God be the glory!

Source: Robert Fischer. Mr. Fischer has recently retired as the mission advancement director of Fox Valley Lutheran High School in Appleton, WI.