Can work be play? Do you dare to see your work as an extension of God’s good work in this world? Invite God into the work of your hands and see how it refreshes; changes everything. A blessing for your hands this Monday:
The New Woman
by Kurinji Nathan of Sri Lanka
The hands which gently tend the leaves(1)
Will now help to banish gloom;
They’ll work hard to put down evil,
And to raise up for all, new life.
The hands which gently tend the leaves
Will help nourish all that is good;
They’ll work hard to weed out poverty,
And bring new culture and art.
The hands which gently tend the leave
Will show new ways for humankind;
They’ll work hard to build those structures
In which truth and right will be found.
With your help, Oh, Lord. Bless the work of our hands. Amen.
(1) Refers to the tea leaves on the bushes in the tea plantations of Sri Lanka, which are tended and plucked by Tamil women workers.
How do you embrace the God-joy? Every Monday I’ll be sharing one of my Playdates with God. I would love to hear about yours. It can be anything: outside, quiet time. Maybe it’s solitary. Maybe it’s loud and crowded. Just find Him. Be with Him. Grab my button at the bottom of the page and join us: