Its windy today. Who am I kidding, its windy every day. Wind is bad enough, but for the past 3 months, the wind blowing at church has carried along with it the dust of the construction site next door. The dust has been terrible. You can ask Pastor Jimmie about the dust. It is on everything inside and out of the church. We are constantly sweeping and dusting the foyer. Its a daily occurrence. But today is particularly bad. No one should have to be outside today. The wind is gusting around 30mph. The air is brown with dust. (This doesn’t mean you don’t have to come to church tonight!)
Looking out my window in my office, I notice a man on a boom truck. He is working on a power poll on the street. Poor guy, he has to be up there in this wind and dust. You couldn’t pay me enough to be up there on a day like today! Immediately I asked myself, “Why is he up there is this terrible wind and dust?” The answer came to me fairly quickly. It is really pretty simple. Its his job. Today, whether the wind is blowing or not, this man needed to work on that pole. Its his job. Perhaps he is part of a team trying to complete a project. Perhaps someone has lost power and he is fixing it. But it is his job. He doesn’t get the option of choosing which days he works based on the weather. He has to work in the wind storm.
It is a simple reminder to me about life. If we wait for perfect conditions to accomplish things in our life, we may never accomplish anything. Like Oklahoma weather, there are very few “perfect” days. There is always a water heater that breaks. There is always a flat tire. There is always a sickness to overcome. There is always discouragement to work through. Regardless of the conditions of life, today is a work day. We have to keep living for Jesus, reaching the world and doing what is right regardless of the storm. Like the man on the pole, we need to keep working because it needs to be done…today.