Manager’s Memo 7-20-20
My baby sister came to visit recently. She was on Southwest, so in and out of Love Field. That meant I got to drive the lovely stretch of highway between Cleburne and Dallas, known as the Highway 67 / I-35E construction war zone. I’m glad I don’t drive through it every day.
We left the house three hours early for her 2:40 departure. It was a good thing, but we made her flight on time. Going home was a different matter, though. I found myself sitting in stalled traffic, trying to get out of the zone, wondering why I had to suffer so. Who were these people that they would interfere with all of the things I had planned for the rest of the day? Didn’t they understand I had important stuff to accomplish, much of it for the Kingdom?
Then God whispered. I hate it when He does that. “Look out your window, Mike? Who do you see? What are they doing? Who are they doing it for?” You know, God can be so annoying some times.
I saw dozens and dozens of young men, laboring in 98-degree heat, according to my car’s thermometer. There was not a single overweight, white man among them. And I was upset with the inconvenience of sitting in traffic in my air-conditioned car, cool air blowing on my backside, while they toiled outside in the blast furnace that is North Texas in July. I will enjoy the fruits of their labor soon enough. And I was whining about a few minutes of my time, complaining about them doing a job I couldn’t and wouldn’t do.
Father, forgive me when I ignore and take for granted. Please help me to see with your eyes.
For 88.3 The Journey, I’m General Manager Mike Agee.