Whatever We Do

Most of all, let love guide your life, for then the whole church will stay together in perfect harmony. Let the peace of heart which comes from Christ be always present in your hearts and lives, for this is your responsibility and privilege as members of his body. And always be thankful.

Remember what Christ taught and let his words enrich your lives and make you wise; teach them to each other and sing them out in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing to the Lord with thankful hearts. And whatever you do or say, let it be as a representative of the Lord Jesus, and come with him into the presence of God the Father to give him your thanks. Colossians 3: 14-17 (TLB)


Gordon B. Rose is from Indiana. In January of 1959 he was a relatively new Christian and was checking in at his new assignment at Osan Air Force Base in Korea. As an Airman Second Class Gordon has two stripes on his sleeve. The Tech Sergeant who was also checking in had five, showing he outranked Gordon. When he used some profanity within earshot of the Korean woman who was handling our paperwork, Gordon quietly asked him to be careful of his language. Gordon could tell he did not take his suggestion very well. When we got outside, the sergeant angrily lashed out at Gordon and said that if he became his boss Gordon would be in big trouble. When he became the sergeant over Gordon, he made good on his threat by assigning Gordon a severely damaged plane.

Gordon was determined that no matter how the sergeant treated him or how frustrating his assignment, he would repair that plane "as unto Christ." (See Eph. 6:5, KJV) Gordon's faith helped him to do everything the sergeant asked him to do without complaining and with a positive attitude. After weeks of hard work, the plane Gordon had repaired passed a test flight with no problems. That August, because the sergeant has been so impressed by his work, he nominated Gordon to be Airman of the Month.

It is always best when we put Christ first in any situation and trust the outcome to God.

Prayer: Dear Lord, help us not to be intimidated by others so that we can live out our Christian faith wherever we are, in Jesus' name, amen



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