Work Matters to God

Where will your kids land in terms of the vocations they choose when they enter adulthood? These days I’m looking at my young grandchildren and wondering the same about them. How has God uniquely gifted them? What are their interests and abilities? No matter what vocation they choose, one essential lesson we must instill in them while they are still young is this: all work matters to God. I love these words from theologian Abraham Kuyper: “Wherever man may stand, whatever he may do, to whatever he may apply his hand, in agriculture, in commerce, and in industry, or his mind, in the world of art, and science, he is, in whatsoever it may be, constantly standing before the face of his God, he is employed in the service of his God, he has strictly to obey his God, and above all, he has to aim at the glory of his God.” Parents, teach your kids that we image God when we engage in our work. Teach them that all work is a form of worship, and that we are to bring glory to God.