In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. 1 John 4:9-10, ESV

Do some days at work feel messy?

Students aren’t listening…you have piles of papers to grade…you didn’t sleep well last night…sound familiar?

Well, I have some bad news and some good news for you.

Here’s the bad news: because we live in a sinful world, things aren’t always going to be perfect.

Now, here’s the good news: Jesus has redeemed us and set us free from the bondage of sin! Therefore, as Christians, we can view our daily circumstances with hopeful perspectives!
We can savor the well-written papers…smile at the student who listened the first time we gave instructions…and take a moment to enjoy when our desks are cleared of work, even if it’s just for two minutes.

Lord, thank you for the Gospel. Thank you for teaching me new things at every stage of my life. Help me to see Your work in all I do and please make my life reflect you, Lord. Amen.

Copyright Ashley Rombs.

Ashley is a member and currently teaches in the School of Education at Regent University.

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2 Responses

  1. I appreciate the idea of ” hopeful perspectives” because yes it’s easy to get caught up in the small stuff negatively, but we should be rejoicing in the small victories!
    thank you fellow Regent alum!

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