Yesterday I was preaching in Florida (First Christian Church of Winter Park) and I met the nicest gentleman named Leslie Lee. He told me that he had been the White House chauffeur for three presidents: John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Baines Johnson, and Richard M. Nixon. I can only the imagine the stories he could have told about driving for each one of them. I wish I could have had more time to visit with him, but I had to catch a plane and fly back to Tulsa where I chauffeured myself home as the sun went down on a long but satisfying day. I can't imagine what it would be like to be in the presence of JFK, LBJ, and RMN. My dad called experiences like these "greatness by connection." And what a huge responsibility it would be to be the White House chauffeur. No doubt Mr. Lee was screened very carefully for this important position. He still looked the part too, impeccably dressed and upright in his bearing. I enjoyed visiting briefly with him before the first service. Our jobs may not be as important as driving the president but we are always representing the King of kings when we go to work. Paul said that we are "ambassadors for Christ." We need to remember that when we show up for work: in our dress, demeanor, and bearing. We should treat each person with respect as a fellow human being, created in the image and likeness of God. We will probably never drive a president in a White House limo, but whatever we do let us do it with excellence to glorify God and honor our fellow man. "And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him" (Col. 3:17).
Strength for Today
Strength for Today is a daily devotional thought penned by Victor Knowles of Peace on Earth Ministries.
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