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boss- 378CFJesus is the Undercover Boss

Alison Hill explains what she sees as similarities between Jesus and television’s very popular “Undercover Boss” programme.

For those who don’t know, here is a brief summary of “Undercover Boss”:

The boss of a large company disguises themselves as one of the staff. They spend a week being trained to do a grass roots job. While they are working they observe the staff and their standard of work.

During this time, many of these bosses are shocked at how well their employees are serving their companies. Some of them go over and above what they would expect of them. There are moving stores being told throughout these programs of the struggles that many of these employees are going through.

There is an emotional ending to most of these stories as the boss reveals who they really are and how they have been impressed, or not, by their employees. Generally their employees are rewarded for all of their hard work and dedication to the job. Many are overwhelmed as they receive large amount of money towards debts, education, health care etc, as well as many other needs they have at the time of filming.

They are often in absolute shock and awe at what they are being told. Their bosses quite often promote those who have impressed them the most or at least give them a massive bonus. This encourages them in a way that goes beyond what most people ever experience.

As Christians, we have an undercover boss, the One who sees all and who knows all. In fact our undercover boss knows even what we are thinking, let alone our actions. For many of us, our reward will be a heavenly one as those acts done in secret will be hidden by God from man’s eyes, so that we can receive a much greater reward in heaven.

Our rewards are eternal, they are not momentary ones that in the passing of time fade and are forgotten. We will take ours with us through to eternity. So when you feel that you are not being appreciated for all that you do, just remember that your Father in heaven sees it all and is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him and who are obedient to the call on their lives.

Our path is set by our heavenly Father and our goal should be to be obedient to all that we are called to do and to be. Obedience to the Father will always reap its reward, whether or not we see the fruit of our labours in this life.

  • From heaven the Lord looks down and sees all mankind; from his dwelling place he watches all who live on earth—he who forms the hearts of all, who considers everything they do. Psalm 33:13
  • Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account. Hebrews 4:13
  • For to us God revealed them through the Spirit; for the Spirit searches all things, even the depths of God. For who among men knows the thoughts of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so the thoughts of God no one knows except the Spirit of God.  1 Corinthians 10-11
  • I, the LORD, search the heart, I test the mind, Even to give to each man according to his ways, According to the results of his deeds.  Jeremiah 17:10
  • ...and your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.  Matthew 6:18 



Alison Hill CF 150Alison Hill has been involved in Christian ministry for twenty five years and attends her local church in King's Lynn, Norfolk.
She runs Butterfly Ministries, offering Christian workshops to churches, conferences, small and large gatherings, bringing teaching that encourages growth in all areas of Christian life. She is also an author, now writing her third book.
She believes that Christianity is about walking with God daily and learning about His ways through His Word and hearing His voice. 


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