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May 29, 2013

US Navy Mechanic Airman and Machinist’s Mate at Work on a Seahawk Helicopter, Photo by Photographer’s Mate Airman Patrick L. Heil, Source US Navy (ID 060620-N-3946H-074)

We are surrounded by those rendering service. Mechanics, cleaning women, deli clerks, tow truck operators, building superintendents. The list is endless. Often times these people are “invisible” to us. Yet they personify grace.

CS Lewis wrote in Christian Reflections:  “Most men must glorify God by doing to His glory something which is not per se an act of glorifying but which becomes so by being offered…The work of the charwoman and the work of the poet become spiritual in the same way and on the same condition.”

” ‘Behold! My Servant whom I have chosen, My Beloved in whom My soul is well pleased! I will put My Spirit upon Him, and He will declare justice…’ ” ( Matt. 12: 8).

Lord Jesus, teach us to be servants, as You were a Servant. Teach us to recognize and appreciate the service of others.

We offer You our work this day. May it be pleasing in Your sight.

Amen

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2 Comments
  1. I was once, and for a long time those invisible people. And the reality is that without people doing manual labour where would society as we know it be? How would you get warm at home without a person knowing how to install the heating devices, how would you get into the internet and spread your message if there wasn´t for a person who knew about the cables and all that type of things. A post that is worth the read, since it is true that we forget about these people. We praise constantly politicians, pop stars, actors, writers, but without these people, none of the persons I have named right now would be able to achieve what they are now. How would actors make millions if they didn´t have electricians and camera operators, e.t.c.

  2. Thanks so much for your thoughtful comment, Charly. My mother and grandmother fit the description, too. Yet what they survived was astounding. God, I think, sees it all.

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