An Observation

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, Colossians 3:23

On our vacation last week we went through the Charlotte, North Carolina airport. A very nice airport indeed. We spent a fair amount of time there given our lengthy layover, but there were adequate numbers of Starbucks shops to tide us over!

When I went into the Men’s Room at one of the gates, I heard a man say, “welcome to my Men’s Room”. He was cleaning stalls and urinals as fast as they were being used. Needless to say, the room was spotless and neat. More than that, I saw a worker who took pride in his work, even to the point of calling it his room.  He was very friendly and kind to all of the patrons, even though he was likely to never see us again. His English was a bit broken, and I could tell that he seemed to be of Middle Eastern origin. Of course, I had no idea of his story and how he got to be in this particular job. I just know that he did his job extremely well, and with energy.

I left that restroom heartened by this man’s attitude of service and kindness that I had just witnessed. If more people displayed that kind of heart and service, and took ownership of their little niche of the world, wouldn’t we be so much better off?

Prayer: Lord, bless those who do every little task as a service to you and others, Amen.

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