“I took the world off your shoulders, freed you from a life of hard labor.” Psalm 81:6
I’ve used little of my bicep and leg muscles during the past thirty years working in offices. There were days when the shipment of paper arrived that I had to lug and tug cases to the storage room, and on occasion, I’d move a printer or computer. However, it was the caring heart muscle and eight muscles in the tongue that got the most exercise.
Working in a church office can be the easiest or the hardest place to work—all in one day. It can be predictable and unpredictable—all in one day. It can be a source of joy and a source of sorrow—all in one day. However, the promise that God would free me from a life of hard labor remained constant every day. That kind of labor had little to do with body muscles and everything to do with soul support.