Have you been to a restaurant since pandemic restrictions lifted ?
We left the village yesterday and travelled to a city, and went to a restaurant !
There was a long line up. People were wearing masks, but were allowed to remove them as soon as they sat down. Of course, the irony of this made me laugh a bit.
Loud music was blaring. Am I the only person who dislikes loud dining ?
Our meals were slow in arriving, because it was busy.
Just as I was in the midst of grumbling to myself about the music, and the slow service, I was overcome with conviction.
I looked over at our server, who was moving at a frantic pace, carrying plates of food to waiting patrons.
There were only two servers in this large place. I could see how stressed they appeared.
Then I thought of the cooks, preparing the food. I thought of the time pressure that they are working under, and how stressed they must feel.
I enjoy cooking, but only if I am not rushed. I enjoy ‘slow cooking’.
I thought of the restaurant owner too, perhaps trying to keep costs low since the restaurant had been closed for so long during the restrictions.
As Christ followers, we are to be thinking about the needs of others. Christ gives us the ability to see people as He sees them.
Jesus came to serve, and not to be served.
We left a generous tip for our server. Does God notice how generously we tip those who serve us ?
Yes, He does.
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