READ : Galatians 6:7-10
The new school year is nearing for teachers and students. For some, it is a joyful time, for they love to be in the classroom. Others dread school since they don’t look forward to the work load that lies ahead.
Some people have older relatives who need care and attention. Single parents are struggling to work and care for their children. There is no time for rest and relaxation. The day’s tasks are endless.
Some young people are so discouraged, they drop out of school. Many people become depressed and want to give up. If each of us could only know the good results of keeping on keeping on.
Paul gave a wonderful promise when he wrote, “And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap, if we do not lose heart” (v. 9).
I know this promise is true, for there was a time when my near-deaf 90-year-old father came to live with us. He needed much care and attention. So did our children. My darling husband was such a help. During that busy and strenuous time, we remembered God’s promise. Now that we are seniors, we are enjoying satisfying and joy-filled lives with children who care about us.
Thank you, Lord, for giving us the opportunity to serve you with gladness. If we keep on keeping on, your rewards are far greater than our distress. Amen.