2013-11-27 / Church

Today’s Meditation

Steelworker Surprise
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Steelworker Surprise

Read 1 Peter 2:9-12

You are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s own people, in order that you may proclaim the mighty acts of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.

- 1 Peter 2:9 (NIV)

In high school I excelled in drama, public speaking, and English. However, for the last eight years I have worked in a steelwelding shop of 30 employees. A career in steelwork was never in my plans. I’ve often asked myself, Why am I here? The answer is becoming clear to me. I am the only Christian in my workplace. I am one of the crew, which has given me the opportunity to talk about spiritual issues with men who rarely even consider them. Many have never attended any church. If my pastor were to try to share the gospel in our lunchroom, he would be ignored; so perhaps God has placed me there instead. Each of us spends our day somewhere — whether in an office, at home, on vacation, shopping in a grocery store, or working in a loud, dirty steel plant. We might be where God has put us to fulfill a specific purpose or accomplish a special mission.

Daniel Favor

(British Columbia, Canada)

Thought for the Day: God has a special purpose for each of us.

Prayer: Dear Jesus, please give us the opportunities and courage to share the gospel. Amen.

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