When I was 20 years of age I rode my bike around Australia and did various jobs that taught me a lot about people and myself. I worked for 2 weeks for a Brickies labourer in Brisbane. Quite an experience and I remember many things about that job. I recall thinking how hot it was and how hard the boss worked. There was mess everywhere around the building site but he was creating something strong and attractive in the midst of the mess that is no doubt still looking good 42 years later! The walls and corners took shape and it was a credit to his skill. Speak with Paul V from our Church who has been laying bricks for many years, creating something useful with his skills. However, pray that he finds an easier job better suited for his aching back. Thanks.
“And so, dear brothers and sisters who belong to God and are partners with those called to heaven, think carefully about this Jesus whom we declare to be God’s messenger and High Priest. For he was faithful to God, who appointed him, just as Moses served faithfully when he was entrusted with God’s entire house. But Jesus deserves far more glory than Moses, just as a person who builds a house deserves more praise than the house itself. For every house has a builder, but the one who built everything is God. Moses was certainly faithful in God’s house as a servant. His work was an illustration of the truths God would reveal later. But Christ, as the Son, is in charge of God’s entire house. And we are God’s house, if we keep our courage and remain confident in our hope in Christ.” Hebrews 3:1-6, NLT.
Jesus deserves far more credit than Moses as He gave of Himself so that His house, the people who follow Him, the Church, would have an eternal hope. Next time you look at your house, think of the builder, people like Ron and Paul, people who have left a legacy for us to feel safe and protected and give thanks to Jesus who gives us the most secure protection for now and lasting for an eternity!