God reminds us,
I heard your call in the nick of time; the day you needed me, I was there to help.
don’t put it off; don’t frustrate God’s work by showing up late, throwing a question mark over everything we’re doing.
our work as God’s servants gets validated—or not—in the details.
people are watching us as we stay at our post, alertly, unswervingly . . .
when we’re beaten up;
& honest love;
when we’re telling the truth, & when God’s showing His power;
when we’re doing our best setting things right;
when we’re praised & when we’re blamed;
slandered & honored;
true to our word, though distrusted;
ignored by the world, but recognized by God;
terrifically alive, though rumored to be dead;
beaten within an inch of our lives, but refusing to die;