Hello everyone. How are you?
I officially started a new job position last Thursday in my department. I prepare food and stock some of the refrigerators in the hospital I work at. The first day wasn’t quite as I had hoped it would be, and me being my biggest critic I was especially hard on myself. But looking back maybe it wasn’t so bad.
I had done training, but that Thursday was my first day in action. I can’t expect to knock things out of the park on the first try. I had been in my last position for over a year, and as I was training for this current position, I had been training a person or two myself. Thinking of it this way: Expecting to fully transition into a new job the first day is like putting on a new pair of glasses/lenses not expecting dizziness or headache. You need time to adjust.
When it comes to special music I always try to do something a little different every time. While I do love a traditional hymn like Be Thou My Vision or Sweet Hour of Prayer, I too enjoy a good gospel/ Christian contemporary song that isn’t in a songbook, such as In Christ Alone; El Shaddai; Seek Ye First; or How Deep The Father’s Love. Yesterday at church during divine worship, I finally got to sing a song for special music that I’d been trying to sing for a while. That song is “Be Thou Faithful” by Neville Peter.
I love the chorus of the song which says, “Be Thou faithful unto death/ and you shall receive/ yes you shal receive/ Oh be though faithful unto death/ and you shall receive/ yes you shall receive a crown of life”. It’s a beautiful reminder that by being true to our Heavenly Father there is great reward in Heaven. However, we shouldn’t be faithful to Him just to get something in return, but because we love Him.
Aside from the message of the song, I find it remarkable that Neville Peter who sings it is a blind pianist, as well as a man of God. Remarkable. It just goes to show you that God can put any of us to good use. Let Him use you.