Disheartened by the lack of opportunities for work in Cuba a refugee made his way to America. He submitted one application after another only to have it rejected because he could not speak English.
Finally, in desperation he tried once again at a Pizza Hut, but with little hope. He was rejected and felt defeated. Then, while eating a piece of their pizza he noticed a sign that announced their need for a dishwasher. Expecting nothing in return, he went into the kitchen and began to wash dishes. The owners were so satisfied with his work that they offered him a permanent job and he began a successful career with the company. Years later he became an owner and one day sold his Pizza Hut franchise for $125 million.
Education and talent are no guarantee for success. Paul writes, “Do what is good” and not to “get discouraged and give up for we will reap a harvest of blessing at the appropriate time.” We must always be sensitive to the needs of others and have a willingness to help. Sharing another’s burden and meeting another’s need always honors God and it will not go unnoticed by Him.
Prayer: Father, open our eyes to recognize when others need our help, and to respond with Your love. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture for Today: Galatians 6:9-10 And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith.