Perhaps you’ve seen the sign that reads, “Housework is something you do that nobody notices unless you don’t do it.”

The truth behind that statement applies to more than just housework. People seem to have no trouble noticing our failures—anger, impatience, criticism, or imperfections. Who notices when we “some—times” get it right?

It is easy to feel that nobody sees or apprec—iates. While this may be true, there is something reassuring: God sees and He appreciates!

There are many great and beautiful things in this world that may go unnoticed: A beautiful sunrise that we are not awake to see, the many beauties that lie in the oceans, the marvels on mountain peaks or deep in the fowrest. These amazing things are there and many tremendous things happen, whether we see them or not. Yet, God sees.

That reality can also be a source of security or comfort for us. According to the apostle Paul, we are ultimately serving Jesus Christ. Colossians 3:17 reads, “Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father”

In verses 23-24, Paul writes, “Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men; knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance. It is the Lord Christ whom you serve.”

We are to serve Him with an attitude of thanksgiving (v. 17) and from the heart (v. 23). The Lord not only sees and values what we do, but He also will reward us (v. 24).

Galatians 6:9 adds, “And let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we shall reap if we do not grow weary.”

Shane Williams preaches at Sutton Lane church of Christ in Mayfield.

Shane Williams preaches at Sutton Lane church of Christ in Mayfield.