Well Done

by | Feb 4, 2022 | Service

Has it ever happened to you that you thought of something, perhaps something in your past, and that made you think of something else, and then something else came to mind? That happened to me a while ago, when I was told that a Presbyterian Church not too far from here was opening after pandemic restrictions were being lifted. It was a church where friends of ours used to attend worship.

That made me think of the times when I went there many years ago, and that made me think of Grant Sayers, their organist for 70 years. And that made me think of his brother, Willis Sayers, who was the minister at Knox Presbyterian Church here in Meaford from May 1953 until October 1956. When I looked up something about the time when Rev. Sayers was here, I saw that on October 31, 1954, the local church celebrated its 100th anniversary, and the Rev. Professor Allan Farris of Knox College was the guest speaker. There was a service in the morning and another one in the evening. A great many people attended both services. And that made me think about all those good and faithful servants, about whom Jesus talked in a parable in Matthew 25.

A wealthy man was going away to a far country for a considerable length of time, so he called his servants to give them instructions while he was away. He also gave them various amounts of money to use during his absence.

Upon his return, he asked them what they had done with the money. The one who had received five talents had wisely invested it, and he had doubled his money, which pleased his master.

“His lord said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.'” (Matthew 25:21 NKJV)

When I had our history book open, I looked at some of the other events which took place at that time, and the same names of people who worked in the church kept showing up. There were so many people doing the work of the Lord for so many years. And that made me think of the present time and the people I knew who are now retired or gone to be with the Lord, and all the work that they did, some of them for many, many years.

Are you, too, one of those many people who do the work of the Lord on a regular basis? What a joy it will be to hear our Lord’s commendation, “Well done, good and faithful servant!”

Prayer: Our Father in heaven, we thank You for all the people who have served You in our churches for so many years. May each one of us aim to be among those good and faithful servants waiting to hear Your “Well done!” We offer this prayer in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Copyright © 2022, by Joel Jongkind <austria67@bmts.com>, first published on the PresbyCan Daily Devotional presbycan.ca .
Meaford, Ontario, Canada

Reprinted from PresbyCan with author’s permission


Well Done