FROM THE PASTOR'S PORCH: Daddy is always working!!
One of the things I remember most about my Daddy was that he was always working. When I was very little, I remember he worked in the oil patch and then came home and worked around our eighty-acre home place. Seems like he was always fixing fence or taking care of cattle or gathering eggs, or something; always working.
Then he built that little gas station 3 ½ miles east of Cement right next to our house back in the early 50's. Those of you who traveled Hwy 277 between Chickasha and Cement in the 50's, 60's, and 70's on any day of the week would always see my Daddy in his solid blue or striped overalls and khaki shirt pumping gas seven days a week. He worked all the time. The only time he closed that station was for a funeral, and that had to be a very close relative....that he liked.
Some folks used to worry about my Daddy getting robbed, off out there in the country, but most people knew better than to mess with Louis Walker. Daddy didn't have a cash register; he carried his wallet and his change in his front pocket to make change for the customers. But if you looked real close you could also see the butt of his old S&W .38 chief special sticking out of the pliers pocket of those old overalls. My Daddy worked hard to make a living for his family and he was able and more than willing to protect what he worked hard to make. I am thankful that Momma finally got him to close up on Sundays and go to church with her in his later years. My Daddy passed away in April of 1986, and I'm pretty sure when he got to Heaven one of the first things he probably did was ask the Lord, “Have ya got anything you need me to do?”.
Funny thing about it is, God probably put him to work doing something!! Some folks think when we get to Heaven we will just lay around on a cloud and play a harp or something. My Daddy wasn't much of a harp player. I'm not sure what all is going on in Heaven, because I haven't been there yet, but I do know that Jesus said the same thing about His Daddy that I've said about my earthly Daddy. Jesus said that His Father was always working and that He was working as well.
My earthly Father worked hard to make a living for his family, but why does our Heavenly Father work all the time? Have you ever thought about how much work it takes to make Romans 8:28 a reality?? “ALL things work for good for those who Love the Lord and are called according to his purpose...” The sin of mankind in this old fallen world is what keeps our Heavenly Father working so hard to make it all work out for good in the end. Why does God even care about things working out for our good? Same reason my Daddy worked so hard to make a living- He Loves us. Please get the Revelation today of just how much God Loves you and then be thankful for it. You can cast your burdens on the Lord and seek His Peace in your life today because HE LOVES YOU..... Daddy is ALWAYS working and He will protect what He has worked for. I would like to stay and visit with you awhile, but I've got to go to work. Blessings, ~Walker