“This is my Father’s World, O let me ne’er forget that though the wrong seems oft so strong, God is the ruler yet. This is my Father’s world: the battle is not done; Jesus who died shall be satisfied, and earth and heaven be one.” (Maltbie Babcock, 1901, “This is my Father’s World.”)

My Father's World

The world we now inhabit still belongs to our Father. It’s future is highly and immensely important to God.  C. S. Lewis speaks of God’s new creation as not “unmaking” but “remaking.” In Miracles, he writes, “The old field of space, time, and matter, and the senses is to be weeded, dug, and sown for a new crop. We may be tired of that old field: God is not … . We live amid all the anomalies, inconveniences, hopes, and excitements of a house that is being rebuilt. Something is being pulled down and something going up in its place.” (New York: HarperOne, Reprint 2001, pp 244, 253)

Does your daily work reflect that you are a part of God’s new-creation redemptive building project? Do you grasp the destiny of this world, and have you thought about your place in it?

Much of our daily work is caring for our Father’s world and those who call it home. We make things. We fix things. We care for things. We serve others. What we do here is not a waste. The skills we are developing in our workplaces will never be wasted; they will be utilized and further developed in the future work God has for us to do in His “new” heaven and “new” earth. Our time here is simply preparation for an eternity of activity and creativity for all the ages.

Your work matters, not only today, but also for the future. Whenever you “clock in” make sure you understand that you are not just working for today; you’re working for eternity!


Enjoy your day, “Working for Christ!”

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