Why does so much of life get erased? Our best efforts written in careful script now smudged and dirty with eraser crumbs.
I just finished a really promising blog post and it disappeared. Off the face of the earth. Goodbye time, energy, and inspiration. Hello dirty blank screen.
It’s reminiscent of all of life. Smooth white floors fill up with scuff marks. The rebellious child hears the warning and forgets it. The life of a clean sock is briefer than a gnat’s. So why turn back the morning blankets and face another day of erasable work?
The answer has everything to do with who God is.
- He’s the one who sees and rewards what is done in secret (Mt.6:6).
- He’s the one who makes our light and momentary afflictions achieve eternal glory (2 Cor. 4:17).
- He’s the one who says that what we do for the least of these, we do to him (Mt. 25:40).
He makes the meaningless meaningful; the mundane fruitful, the worthless worthy. Are you changing diapers? Praying for a rebellious child? Working hard at a thankless job? Trying to please a difficult spouse? God remembers you and will make these moments count. They are gifts you will one day offer a gracious master, and what looked to be mundane and humble will be sparkling and bright, never to be regretted. In Christ, the only thing that will be erased is our sin.
So take heart, weary parent, weary spouse, weary worker. Though earth may erase, heaven will remember.