When Temple Hall, London, was built, the Masters of the Bench ordered a handsome clock to be placed there, with an appropriate motto on the face of it.
For many days the skilful mechanic waited for the motto, until, becoming impatient, he made his way to the Benchers' Chambers & pressed them for the needed words.
One of the Masters, becoming angry, rose up & said to the mechanic: "Go about your business."
The latter, thinking this was the order, placed the words on the face of the clock & there they were allowed to remain.
If Christian workers would have for their motto: "Go about your Father's business," what mighty wonders would be accomplished!
- Sunday School Times. (moreillustrations.com)
Luke 2:49 (MEV): Jesus said to them, “How is it that you searched for me? Did you not know that I must be about My Father’s business?”
“Rest in this - it is His business to lead, command, impel, send, call or whatever you want to call it. It is your business to obey, follow, move and respond.” - Jim Elliot.
“It is not your business to succeed, but to do right: when you have done so, the rest lies with God.” - C.S. Lewis.