Today I want to take time to thank all of those who work hard in their jobs, no matter what the job is. This year we have had a lot of talk about “essential workers”. While I understand the concept at the time, anyone who provides an income is essential. And sadly, I have seen some in the “essential” roles who have not worked hard. I believe that is true in every profession. Some people work hard and sadly some are lazy.
I am thankful for all who work hard. Whether in stores, distribution centers, truck drivers who provide us with products we need for life or medical professionals who work hard to take care of our health and learn as new things come along. The single parent who works doubly hard to provide for family, the caregiver who is navigating new circumstances and so many others. All of you are a blessing to me. I have worked with both hard workers and lazy employees. I much prefer the hard workers and I know that God is pleased with hard workers (Proverbs 14:23, Acts 20:35, 2 Timothy 2:6).
Again – I say, “thank you”, to all of you.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for all who work hard. Their effort brings things necessary for life and joy to the recipients. Please help those who do not work hard to see the benefit and joy of putting more effort in. This will bring glory to Your name.
I pray this in Jesus’ name.
God is so good.