The Men of Iron Minute
by Chad Zueck | Director of Content Creation
Co-Creators & Captain Crunch
God is the one protecting your city and your society through people. How is God feeding you? He’s feeding you through the farmers who work tirelessly row after dusty row to deliver a harvest. Your kids’ milk and cereal are possible because a humble truck driver drives the country to stock shelves, so we can go pick up that Captain Crunch (w/Crunch Berries). In other words, the people who do the simplest work are God’s fingers. God has chosen to do this through the work of other people. Therefore, all work is God’s work when it promotes human flourishing. This may be a shock, but God allows us to be co-creators here on earth. Mind blown!
Apostle Paul wrote this to a church struggling to make sense of reality, “The one who plants and the one who waters have one purpose, and they will each be rewarded according to their own labor. For we are co-workers in God’s service; you are God’s field, God’s building.” (1 Corinthians 3:8-10)
I get paid to be a “Christian.” Not really, but here’s what I mean. I am a full-time pastor and must do churchy things for a living. Others have an option, but I, not so much. That’s my vocation, and that’s how I make a living. That’s my calling!?! A plot twist is coming your way.
A man’s work (vocation) is his calling.
- To call comes from the Latin word “vocare.”
- Vocare is the root of the common word “vocation.”
- What does this mean?
Those “called” are not just those who get paid to be full-time ministers.
Our work can be our calling if we serve God and the world.
Thank a farmer.
Enjoy those Crunch Berries.
Do good work.