A farmer spends a lot of time in the dirt. Not just the fresh lovely soil we imagine him planting in, but nasty dirty dirt. Cow dirt, pig dirt, chicken dirt, weedy dirt and just plain filth are part of his everyday life.
Like the farmer, some part of our life is full of dirt. There are nasty edits for the writer, columns of uncooperative figures for the accountant, vegetable peelings, and waste for the housewife.
Every job has its messy moment before it is displayed as bright, God-honoring and finished to perfection.
How goes your dirt. Are you stuck in it? Can you see the daylight shining ahead? The perfection called out from the boss?
Our lives are just like that. We must work through the mess into the goodness that comes from the mess.
There is no work however vile or sordid that does not glisten before God. John Calvin
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. (Galatians 6:9, NIV)
Prayer- Lord, give us the courage to work through our dirt into your perfection in Christ. Amen.