Good Work Takes Sacrifice
When a downtrodden Nathan told his wife Sophia he had been fired from his job, she was elated. She cried: "Now, you can write your book!"
Nathan was incredulous. He said, "And what will we live on while I am writing?"
Sophia was ready. She said, "I have always known you were a man of genius and someday you would write a masterpiece. So every week, out of the money for housekeeping, I saved a little. Here is enough to last us a year."
Spurred by his wife’s faith and foresight, Nathaniel Hawthorne spent the next several months writing The Scarlet Letter.
This is Howard Butt, Jr., of Laity Lodge. Sacrifice and belief can bring out goodness—and even greatness—in the high calling of our daily work.
Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise—the fruit of lips that confess his name.