never thought i’d be one to identify with my favorite show The Office. as i told my boss the other day, there’s no dwight, and definitely no michael scott, so surely, my life here can’t be like the office.
but i find brackets of time where i’m taskless, like Jim. so i’ll sit and wait on my boss while she eats or watch the other intern play oregon trail on his ’96 pc. oh the glories of an 8-4 job…. maybe i should start pulling pranks on someone like Jim does… on second thought, not a good idea, i would prefer to stay employed.
and in the monotony of the weekly routine, i feel as if my brain and soul waste away into excel spreadsheets and file cabinets. and i think “you know, 2 months ago, i ran and lived with more fire and purpose and selflessness.” and as i sit in confusion, God encourages and affirms in countless ways- that i am here and employed for a reason beyond a paycheck, rather into life and light with and for the people i spend 8 hours a day with, 5 days a week. it is best for me to work in an office, it is best for the people i work with that i, jamie, be here with them every work day.
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead…and though you have not seen Him, you love Him, and though you do not see Him now, but believe in Him, you greatly rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory.” 1 Peter 1: 3,8
the gospel is enough that we, i, live each and every moment in joy and light. and the fruit of that is that others live in the presence of joy and light, and come to know the source of life.