Daily Devotional

“Thank You for Being Here”


As a public-utility worker for many years, I went out on service calls — often at odd times and to bad situations. Many times, I was greeted by someone who acted as if I were personally responsible for the sudden disruption. I was often accused of being incompetent, irresponsible, and even sometimes of causing the problem in order to get overtime pay. Such words hardened my heart and caused me to have bad feelings about others. But usually at least one person in every crowd would say, “Thank you for being here.” Those words of gratitude always outweighed whatever bad ...

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