November 15, 2019 • Life for Leaders
The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
Your work, O God, is glorious.
You glow in the sunrise
And paint the sunset.
You place the distant stars throughout the universe
And kindle the sun to warm the earth.
There is no work as wonderful as yours, Lord.
Nothing on earth compares with your craftsmanship.
Yet, in your inscrutable wisdom
You have created human beings as workers.
As those who uniquely bear your divine image,
We have been honored to share in your divine work,
Helping this world to be fruitful,
Guarding it from damage and distress.
Indeed, I am a worker, made to be like you,
Reflecting your image along with all people.
My work will never be anything as amazing as your work, O God.
But may what I do through my work, in some small way,
Reflect your glory, your love, your truth, your beauty.
Ponder Throughout the Day:
As you work today, you are reflecting the image of God, the first and best worker.
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Dr. Mark D. Roberts is a Senior Strategist for Fuller’s Max De Pree Center for Leadership, where he focuses on the spiritual development and thriving of leaders. He is the principal writer of the daily devotional, Life for Leaders, and the founder of the De Pree Center’s Flourishing in the Third Third of Life Initiative. Previously, Mark was the Executive Director of the De Pree Center, the lead pastor of a church in Southern California, and the Senior Director of Laity Lodge in Texas. He has written eight books, dozens of articles, and over 2,500 devotions that help people discover the difference God makes in their daily life and leadership. With a Ph.D. in New Testament from Harvard, Mark teaches at Fuller Seminary, most recently in his D.Min. cohort on “Faith, Work, Economics, and Vocation.” Mark is married to Linda, a marriage and family counselor, spiritual director, and executive coach. Their two grown children are educators on the high school and college level.