The first thing I do when I get to work is to log in to the telephone que so that I can receive sales calls from customers. The last thing I do every night before leaving work for the day is to log out. In between, I spend the day working taking orders, fielding questions, handling problems and entering information into the database. My co-workers and I look forward to logging out everyday, so when it gets to the last minute or two, we watch the clock and as soon as it hits the magic time, we quickly push the button before phone rings again, keeping us there past quitting time.
Before leaving work I yell to everyone there that has the great misfortune of having to stay there a half an hour longer than I have to “Good Night! I’ll see you tomorrow unless I write a bestseller, win the lottery or the Lord returns.” Through the year that I have worked there, I’ve had a smattering of reactions to my greeting but the truth of the matter is that the Lord is returning one of these days and the way things are going, it looks like it could be very soon. I often wonder what my co-workers will think when I just “disappear” off the face of the earth never to be found or seen again! Will they remember my words? Will they ponder their spiritual state?
As Christians we are all going to log out someday. When the trumpet sounds we will disappear in the twinkling of an eye. BUT...until that day, we are here to work. We logged in on the day we were saved, and until the time comes for us to log out, we must work. There are days when I wish that it was the last minute of time as we know it and I was sitting with my finger over the log-out button just waiting for the magic moment when my work will be done but until that day, I will faithfully work doing my Master’s bidding. I am looking forward, so much, to life after logging out. Some days Heaven just seems to near my heart aches to be there. What a blessed assurance I have in knowing that my hope is secure in the promises of God and He will not fail to “accomplish all that concerns me.”. That is something to be thankful for!