Monday, March 15, 2021

Orange Moon Monday, March 15, 2021 "Remember the Miner"

The Special of the Day… From the Orange Moon Cafe…

"Remember the Miner"

    In every field, the vast preponderance of work and accomplishment that gets done happens through people who receive little or no notoriety for their efforts and sacrifice.  This reflects the reality of the greatest of all Laborers, present and active in all things, but whose doings are largely unknown to even the most godly among us.

    "I cannot see Him" (Job 23:9).


    My son and I discussed this truth the other day, which led me to mention something we have considered a number of times in this messages.  I never pass by a jewelry store without thinking about the ones most important to its success.  The miner who labors in the darkness and danger of subterranean environments bears most credit for the precious items that brightly glimmer in the illumination of jewelry store displays.   His toil and risk in the heart of the earth makes possible the loveliness of the ring, the necklace, and the bracelet.  However, few who wear or witness the beauty remember the miner, without whom the most sublime jewels would remain hidden in the earth.

   God Himself is the greatest of all miners, as it were.  The One who made all things also works to maintain the existence of all things: "upholding all things by the word of His power" (Proverbs 16:3; Hebrews 1:3).  All creation teems with His presence, involvement, and vibrant activity.  Every atom hearkens to His sustaining and empowering voice.  Every creature requires His provision of "life and breath and all things."  All "live and move and have their being" in the Source and supply of their existence.  "Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights" (Acts 17:25-28; James 1:17).  We would be nothing and have nothing apart from this Miner.  However, only those who know Him in the light of the Lord Jesus Christ and the Scriptures really see the "wonders without number" He performs (Job 9:10).  And we see so very little.

   Again, apply this truth to every human endeavor.  The God who labors so continually with so little notice has made a world in which those who do the most almost always receive the least attention and reward.  Thus, we do well to appreciate the miner (and all like him) as the expression of remembering and appreciating the Miner.  Thereby we gratefully open our eyes to the labors of people, and even more, to the labors of our Lord.

"Surely the Lord is in this place, and I knew it not!"
(Genesis 28:16)
"God… worketh all things after the counsel of His own will."
(Ephesians 1:3; 11)
"I will look for Him."
(Isaiah 8:17)

Weekly Memory Verse
    "For in Him we live and move and have our being."
(Acts 17:28)



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