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God at Work

But Jesus replied, "My Father is always working, and so am I."  John 5:17 NLT

God at workMany years ago at a small Christian college, a popular elderly professor became so frail he could no longer maintain his big home. However, he was anxious to continue teaching, so the college and his friends found a solution.

They created an apartment for him in a vacant and unused section of the top floor of the main building where he could access his classes by an elevator. He also had frequent visitors to check on him and see to his needs. He was quite content in this situation,

However, some students were still concerned. When they asked the professor if he was lonely, he smiled, cocked his head, and said, “Not really. My only neighbor above me is God. He’s busy but He’s quiet.”

As Jesus said, God is at work in the world and our lives. But we may only become aware of how He works when we’re not looking for it. As the professor put it, the Lord is busy but quiet.

We might experience this when we see how God works as He guides us into new service areas. He might introduce us to a person who needs our encouragement or support. Or maybe it’s an experience that will help us learn to trust God more. And since God does it so quietly, we don’t recognize His presence until we look back and see His perfect planning.

God is always at work in our lives for our benefit and His glory.

What are some ways you have seen God work in your life?

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Anne Adams

Anne Adams is a retired church staffer living in Athens, Texas, where she writes a historical column for the local newspaper. Her book Brittany, Child of Joy, tells about her mentally disabled daughter and was published in 1986 by Broadman. She has taught junior college history and has published in Christian and secular publications for forty years.