Last night at our house we had a fierce electrical rainstorm. Thunderclaps woke us up. Jagged bolts of lightning exploded and flashed. The driving rain pelted the roof and windows. Then everything went black. Our night lights had gone off. We had lost our power.
Just before daylight, the electricity returned. I wakened thinking about those City Public Service crews who had worked all night to restore our power. As I picked up my electric razor, I gave thanks for those CPS people.
This is Howard Butt, Jr., of Laity Lodge. We all depend on one another. Too often, we take that for granted. Today I’m reminded to be grateful for Public Utility Personnel. They’re an indispensable example, to us all, of the high calling of our daily work.
"Be dressed ready for service and keep your lamps burning, like men waiting for their master to return from a wedding banquet, so that when he comes and knocks they can immediately open the door for him. It will be good for those servants whose master finds them watching when he comes. I tell you the truth, he will dress himself to serve, will have them recline at the table and will come and wait on them. It will be good for those servants whose master finds them ready, even if he comes in the second or third watch of the night."
Originally Published: Monday, November 19, 2012