We work for a glorious future which we are not destined to see.
What a great statement of faith and courage! So often God asks us to work hard at something of which we may not see the fruit. Faith is trusting that He has a plan – a good and perfect plan – and our role in it is about obedience, not achievement.
Hebrews 11 lists many ‘heroes of the faith’, men and women who faithfully played their part in God’s story though most of them never saw the ‘pay off’, never knew the significance of what they had started, never saw the enormous crop their tiny handful of seeds yielded.
May we be men and women of such faith. May we joyfully play the part God has given to us, and trust Him to bring it to fruition at the right time.