I was a remote worker before “remote work” was a common phrase. Before I worked at Lake Regional, I worked as a freelance writer. I wrote newspaper and magazine articles mostly from the comfort of my home. One of the publications I wrote for assigned me stories through email, and then I conducted interviews over the phone. As a result, I rarely had a chance to meet my coworkers. But one time, I was invited to a writer’s meeting for one of the publications. There, I finally met an editor who had given me assignments for more than a year but whom I had never seen face-to-face. I also met many fellow writers whose names I knew but whose faces I did not (this was before social media). We had all been sharing a common work, but we had never all seen each other in person. We were very glad to meet.
One day, I will finally have the chance to meet some other coworkers of mine — Christians who have served God in other places and times. I will meet heroes of the Bible whose stories I know but whose faces I do not. I will meet great-great-grandparents whose faces I have seen in photos but whose testimonies I have not heard. I will also meet Christians who are alive now but who live far away from me.
And most importantly, I will meet the One who has assigned each of us our work. Face-to-face, I will meet God. I do not know exactly what that meeting will be like, but I do know I will be as glad as glad can be when I finally see Him.
“I know that my Redeemer lives, and that in the end he will stand upon the earth. And after my skin has been destroyed, yet in my flesh I will see God; I myself will see him with my own eyes — I, and not another. How my heart yearns within me!” Job 19:25-27