I think everyone needs to have a day every so often where they get out and do some good, hard physical labor. You gotta get good and dirty, sweaty, tired. Your muscles need to ache.
And you need to end the day looking back on your handiwork and say, “That’s what I did today. That’s why my muscles ache. That’s why I’m filthy. I did that.”
About a half-dozen of us got together today to wrap up our solution to some major water issues in the basement at the church building. A few weeks ago, we dug a big hole. Last week, we had it sealed with jetcrete (apparently, it’s technically known as “shotcrete“) and tar, and then filled it in. This week, we made it look pretty. It was a whole lot of shoveling, raking, hauling, spraying, hammering, hauling, raking, shoveling, raking…
Man, am I sore.
Man, does it ever feel good!
Proverbs 14:23 – “All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty.” Amen.