Today we spent time as a family eating at a restaurant after church services were over. As we approached our house, I had to drive around a power company truck.
I didn’t think anything of it until I entered the house to find that there was no power: no lights, no computer, no refrigerator, no clocks, no anything that takes power.
My husband reminded me of the power truck, so I went outside to watch as the worker slowly ascended in his bucket lift and carefully removed what I believe to be the transformer. He carefully did some work up there in the bucket, and when he was ready, he replaced the transformer with great care.
It did not look like an easy job. And, I imagine when he and his colleagues have to do similar work in inclement weather conditions, the task must be even harder! But I am so glad that they know what they are doing and that they do an excellent job!
As I stood there watching today, it occurred to me that I ought to pray for him, so I did. I also waited till he was safely on the ground and told him,
“Thank you! 🙂 ”
I wonder how many times a customer has ever said those words to him?
I wonder how many of you, like myself, have seldom or never thought to pray for the workers who restore power. I wonder how many of us have thought to be thankful for them?
As with many of God’s other blessings, sometimes we don’t even think about such things until the blessing has been temporarily taken away.
Well, today I am thankful for the linemen who restore power to our homes and neighborhoods.
I’m thankful for their skill, their courage, and their good work ethic that helps us have the electricity that we need for our machines and gadgets, both the necessary ones and the ones used for leisure.
What about you? Have you ever prayed for the power company workers who restore power when it goes out? Have you ever thought to thank God for them? Or is your first reaction to the power being off, like mine has been at times in the past, a bit less than stellar?
Here are a couple of other posts I wrote on power: