Called To Obscurity!

“And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man.” (Luke 2:52, NIV)

The first thirty years of Jesus’ life were quite uneventful. Other than being a carpenter, and spending a little time in the synagogue, we really don’t know much about His early years. This verse does teach us, however, that as He was growing up, He was living “in favor” with God and man. It was just after this, when Jesus was baptized, that God said, “You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.” (Luke 3:22, NIV) Jesus hadn’t even begun His ministry, yet God was pleased with Him! Jesus had just spent the first thirty years of His life in almost total obscurity, yet God knew Him for who He was. God knew His past and His future. And He was well pleased with Him!

Oftentimes our lives and our work seem insignificant and obscure, too, but we are not insignificant to God. His view of things is completely different than our view. What seems insignificant to us is not insignificant to Him. It is vital that we don’t lose sight of His view of us. We must listen and hear His words when He says, “You are my child. What you do is precious to me.” Feeling His favor by faith is the lifeline of working in obscurity. No matter what we do, our work and our lives matter to the Lord!

Enjoy this Thursday, “Working for Christ”!

“Working for Christ”

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