I remember the first time I heard someone calculated the number of hours someone spends at a job over the course of an average lifetime. To be honest, it was quite depressing. To spend so many hours doing something you might or might not like to do, to make money so you could actually pursue other activities that you actually did like to do, seemed a terrible trade off. It raised a lot of questions for me, as it does for most people.
The questions that surround our work aren’t just something pondered by teenagers and college students considering career choices. For some people, their jobs are a source of questions and doubts as they wonder if they are doing what they were made to do. For others, the frustrations and burdens from their jobs feel more like a cross to bear. For others, especially for stay at home moms, it can feel as if their labor is in vain since there is no paycheck at the end of the week to show its worth.
This Sunday at Creekside there is a new class at our Sunday’s @ 9 classes on this very issue and I want to encourage every Creeksider who can be there to be there. It’s an extremely important question for all of us wrestle with and to come to a better biblical understanding. For college students, you are in a crucial time of your life making career decisions and this class could help you have a better perspective as you make those decisions. For parents, I believe this class will give us some tools to help us better teach and guide our children as we speak to them about the importance of work in their lives. The question of work and how we are to think about it impacts every one of us since we are all doing work of some sort, whether for pay or in our homes.
I know for some of you, the week is so hectic from work that getting there at 9 am will seem a burden. I truly believe that investment of time will in the end be well worth the sacrifice you make to be there. So let me encourage all of the Creekside family to be there.