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Episode 127

People Are Watching

II Corinthians 6:4-10

Our work as God’s servants gets validated – or not – in the details. People are watching us as we stay at our post, alertly, unswervingly . . . in hard times, tough times, bad times;

when we’re beaten up, jailed, and mobbed; working hard, working late, working without eating;

with pure heart, clear head, steady hand; in gentleness, holiness, and honest love;

when we’re telling the truth, and when God’s showing his power; when we’re doing our best setting things right;

when we’re praised, and when we’re blamed; slandered, and honored; true to our word, though distrusted;

ignored by the world, but recognized by God; terrifically alive, though rumored to be dead; beaten within an inch of our lives, but refusing to die;

immersed in tears, yet always filled with deep joy; living on handouts, yet enriching many; having nothing, having it all.