Merry Christmas: An Unknown Workman

Christmas is a great reminder of God’s Gift to us of His Son, Jesus Christ. This time of year also reminds us of what we do with God’s Gift – believe in Him for the forgiveness of sins and eternal life.

God transforms us by His grace through our faith, but that is just the first step into our new life. We are to continue walking by faith. Furthermore, Scripture commands we do all things for God’s glory.

So, why not use Christmas to consider for Whom you are living and working? Are you doing all things for the praise of man or the glory of God? Who is your real audience? How will God use your life as you live to serve Him?

Think about those questions and about how God has, and might, use a life lived for Him  as you read the poem below. Then, think about them some more.

The Unknown Workman
By Henry B. Knox

He was a humble workman
With the tools with which he wrought
And he built a common stable,
Or so it was, he thought!

And he fashioned there a manger
Where the cattle could be fed,
Never thinking that the Savior
Would pillow there His head.

He had only built a stable
With a manger in the stall,
Yet it cradled there the Christ-child,
Who is King and Lord of all!

So although our task be humble,
Let us work each day with care;
For we may not know God’s purpose,
Or why He placed us there.1

Who is your life’s audience?

Merry Christmas!

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  1. Tan, Paul Lee. Encyclopedia of 7700 Illustrations: Signs of the Times. Garland, TX: Bible Communications, Inc., 1996.

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