Three Men and a Pile of Stones
There is a familiar story about three men who were working on a stone pile at a construction site. A curious passerby asked the first worker, “What are you doing?” He tersely replied, “Chiseling stone.”
Hoping for a better answer, he asked the second worker, “What are you doing?” “Bringing home a paycheck.”
Still wondering what was going on, he asked the third man, “Sir, what are you doing?” The man dropped his sledge hammer, stood erect, and his face brightened as he waved toward the site and exclaimed, “I’m building a great cathedral!”
All three men were doing the same job, but only the third man had the proper vision to make his job meaningful and to put his heart into it.
If someone asked how you serve the Lord, what would you say? Some might say, “I teach Sunday School.” Or, “I help clean up after church socials.” Or, “I serve as a greeter on Sunday mornings.” Or, “I lead a small group Bible study.”
All of those answers are good as far as they go, but a bigger perspective would be, “God has saved me and is using me to help build His church and to be His channel for taking the gospel to the nations.”
Is this our reason for living. We owe the Lord everything and all that we do should be for His glory!