The Ministry of the Mechanic

"When God blesses us, He almost always does it through other people.  The ability to read God's Word is an inexpressibly precious blessing, but reading is an ability that did not spring fully formed in our young minds.  It required the vocation of teachers.  God protects us through the cop on the beat and the whole panoply of the legal system.  He gives us beauty and meaning through artists.  He lets us travel through the ministry of auto workers, mechanics, road crews, and airline employees.  He keeps us clean through the work of garbage collectors, plumbers, sanitation workers, and the sometimes undocumented aliens who clean our hotel rooms.  He brings people to salvation through pastors and through anyone else who proclaims the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the lost.  The fast-food worker, the inventor; the clerical assistant, the scientist; the accountant, the musician--they all have high callings, used by God to bless and serve HIs people and His creation." Gene Veith, God at Work, - p.14-15

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