written by Becky Roach
“I long to accomplish great and noble tasks, but it isi my chief duty and joy to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble.” – Helen Keller
Millions of housewives and mothers can relate to this quote! Washing dishes, running the vacuum, changing diapers, driving kids to endless practices, cooking meals and cleaning bathrooms certainly do not sound or feel great and noble! But, if they are done with an attitude of joy and excellence, then the doer can be assured there is a greatness and nobility in investing in the lives of family members’ well being and in being an example of diligence and faithfulness and other virtues.
The tasks a person does may not be great and noble, but the person’s character takes on greatness and nobleness through how the tasks are done. And as that person’s character is observed and emulated, future generations are affected in ways that determine their character. So, the way we do the humble tasks, the commonplace, everyday chores in life, becomes extremely important.
The Bible says, “Do your work heartily as unto the Lord and not men, for it is the Lord Christ whom you serve and from Him you will receive the reward of the inheritance.”
So, it is not just the great and noble that will be rewarded! Even the most humble task done heartily as for the Lord is promised a reward. An eternal reward. Wow! Now, that is exciting!