It’s been an interesting week. There is a whole lot of activity on the real estate front. So I was primed for my Bible Study on Psalm 127, which was, in part, about work. In the mean time, a wonderful, young man I used to work with at Wild Dunes (about 100 years ago) passed away this week after a battle with cancer. When I’m done writing this, I’ll be heading to his funeral in Charleston.
The Psalm 127 study got me thinking about my faith, if and how it is apparent in my work. I have been blessed with a few really great gifts and talents, and an absolutely beautiful place to use them, for which I am extremely grateful. It got me thinking whether or not I was giving back, doing the work that God has called me to do, not JUST sell real estate at DeBordieu.
And then I thought about Kris, my friend, who asked me many years ago to read the scripture at his wedding. I was honored then, to take part in the beginning of that next chapter in his life, but today, it means even more. What is it he and his bride saw in me, at the work place, even back then before I was “on fire,” that lead them to ask me to do those readings? So even though I haven’t had much contact with Kris and Jessica over the past few years, I consider it an honor to be there today, as he starts this next chapter of his journey in heaven.
I was reminded this week that PEOPLE are at the center of Christian work, even in the workplace. “We are called to do His work wherever we are.” According to Psalm 127, “If God doesn’t build the house, the builders only build shacks.” Amen.