I glorified you on earth by completing the work you gave me to do. — John 17:4 NET
Jesus is the only man who has ever lived–so as to be able to say this!
The best lives are but fragments, leaving many things unfinished. Yet we ought to take a lesson from Christ’s finishing of His work. He did it, simply by doing each day–the will of His Father for the day.
He was a young man when He died–only thirty-three. We think of those who die young–as dying before their work is completed. We learn, however, that even a young man, dying, may leave a finished work.
The truth is, enough years are given to each one–in which to do our ‘allotted work’. Even a baby that lives only a day, merely looking into the mother’s eyes and then going away, does the work that was given it to do. The young man who dies at thirty-three, with his hands full of tasks–if only he has lived faithfully, has finished the work which God gave him to do. Not years–but faithfulness, counts with God!
Daily Comfort - March 16
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