Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Mechanic is a "Low-Class" Job!

So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God
(1 Corinthians 10:31, NIV)

Meet two of my friends today. I called them “The Mechanic” simply because they both are mechanics. I described their jobs as “low-class” (with a joke) and they would sometime replied, “You too!” “But I work at 1st and 2nd floor,” I tried to act superior, “both of you always works lying down on the ground floor.

Of course, mechanics like them and Christian full-time workers like me, have lots of similarities. They fixed machines, we counsel students. They play with oil, we struggle with the Word. They repair cars for weeks, we do Bible Study weekly. The mechanics and full-time workers are “low-class” because our job (by right) requires us to step out, down-to-earth, and be on the scenes – where places and people are.

We not only studied theories, but lived what we learned and study at the same time. Much of our works require us to shut our mouths very often and only say what is necessary to do the job-done. “Screw driver!”;Salvation!”; “Spanner!”; “Repent!”; “Overhaul!”; “Forgiveness!” etc. Mechanics only diagnosis car when there is problem and point out to the customers what’s what need to change or fix. They don’t have the authority to do whatever they pleased.

And so it is with the full-time workers. We are the ones that suppose to say to the people “This is what the Word of God teaches us”; “This is what Jesus’ taught” “This is what God demands from us.” We can only say what is in the Word; and with the power of the Holy Spirit, we can only convince people of their sins. But only God have the authority to change their hearts and forgive their sins. Because of this – we – mechanics and full-time workers – are “low class”. We are servants, we both only God’s “tools” in the Kingdom of God. Different categories of service but same purpose: to glorified God in everything we do. We serve the same God, the Higher Being, the Big Boss and the Lord of the Universe! We are, proudly present to you – “low class”!

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