Hebrews 6:10 “For God is not unjust so as to overlook your work and the love that you have shown for his name in serving the saints, as you still do. “

How long have you been serving the Lord in some way?  Maybe you’ve been a Sunday School teacher, teaching little children week after week for many years.  Or perhaps you do maintenance at your church.  Maybe you make it a point to visit the elderly in some nursing home or visit the sick.  Perhaps you’re one who reaches out in hospitality to strangers or new people who’ve just moved into your neighborhood.  Or maybe you’re a person who is quick to help when something needs fixed, or you build things for someone in need.  Whatever your work, if it is done for the glory of God and as a response of gratitude for all that He has done for you, those efforts are true labors of love. They are the love of God expressed in your actions and in Hebrews 6 we are told that such efforts are noticed by God and will not be overlooked.  That is hopefully a great encouragement to those who work hard, year after year, perhaps in ways that not many people notice or seem to notice.  It can be frustrating when the little kids in a Sunday School class sometimes (or a lot of the time) don’t seem to listen and are more interested in fussing and bickering than to hearkening to the lesson you’ve worked so hard to prepare.  But you are loving them, no matter how little they may seem to notice, and they do notice, probably more than you will ever know.  Regardless of this, we are encouraged to know that God sees it all and He is a rewarder of those who serve Him.  He has told us to “not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up (Galatians 6:9).” 

May God’s blessings be poured out on you as you faithfully serve the One who gave His life for us and for those who, at the time, certainly didn’t notice His great act of love toward all of us on the cross.

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