This is day three of our project here at the Mountainair UMC and the work is progressing nicely and the weather has been absolutely great which is a blessing since we are painting outside. While getting the work done and doing it ‘as unto the Lord’ is important, there is a more important principle at work here.

It is very obvious that the six volunteers here love the Lord and each other. This makes the work lighter and the soreness easier to bear. And all work done with love in your heart is work that will benefit not only those for whom it is done but also you. Your heart will be lighter, you will become closer to God and your fellow Christians and your light will shine into the community. Your love for the Lord and each other will blaze a trail that others can follow. That trail will lead the lost to the triune God where they can find salvation and eternal life.

John 13:34-35 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”