Lost Work

I spent the morning writing an evening reflection for tonight and a For the Weekend piece. I saved the documents on my Chrome Book and headed to work. I knew that once I had returned from work tonight all I would have to do is transfer the writing onto my Facebook page. Instead, my account refused to accept my password, and I was blocked, and there was no link to make a new password. The only way I could access the internet to post was to make a new account. So, I did. Only in the process I lost everything that I had saved in Google Docs for the last two weeks, including the writing from this morning.

I’ll admit it; I was irked and my thoughts turned to Ecclesiastes 1:3, “What does man gain from all his labor . . . ” And then I learned this lesson. It does not matter what I gain from my labor. What matters is what I gain from Christ’s labors. He labored in this world to bring us salvation. He came to save. And when He saves one of us, we are saved eternally. Jesus said, “All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never drive away” (John 6:37). And He repeats this promise, “My sheep listen to my voice . . . I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of my hand” (John 10:27-28).

It doesn’t make any difference that my work was lost. What matters is that Christ’s work of salvation will never be lost. “This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth” (1 Timothy 2:3-4).

Denise Larson Cooper has a passion for Christ and sharing His Word. A wife and mother of two daughters, Denise currently works as a gymnastic coach.

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