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Working on a kitchen staff is not my dream job. Firstly, I don’t like kitchen stuff and secondly, I wasn’t trained for it. But 20 years ago when I received Jesus and joined a Bible class, my mentor told me we had to work as if we were working for God and not for humans and do our work (no matter how insignificant it seems) for the glory of God's name (Colossians 3:23). I remember this verse well, and today I do my job whole-heartedly.
But sometimes I still grow tired. I hate scrubbing floors. I hate tidying up. The piles of dishes in the scullery distress me. We make a big mess in the kitchen during the peak hours of serving. One day I was tempted to just leave it alone, but then I was reminded of the consequences. This inspired me to write something, so as soon as I got home I jotted my thoughts down. Later I refined my writing and sent it to The Upper Room. It is as though God had wanted to remind me of something through my job.
- Amy Sutikdja
Pictured above: Amy and two of her co-workers, from left: Oxana, Amy, Andrea.