Crisis alert! Crisis alert! As I pulled into the parking lot of my work this morning, there was a lot of water running down the parking lot to the drains. I looked up and saw a fire truck parked on the road behind the building. “Uh-oh,” I thought. Come to find out, that there is a water main break on the road behind us. So the building manager sends out an email stating the problem and that it will be 6 – 8 hours before it is fixed and the water if off. He is having port-a-johns brought in. That is a good thing, but this also means that the coffee pot isn’t working and that will lead to a bunch of grumpy engineers!
For the most part, everyone is doing okay. A bunch of them took a break and ran to McDonald’s for another cup of coffee. But when the coffee hits their kidneys, it is going to be a mad dash for the “johns”. Yes it is disruptive. Yes it is and would be better if we could leave and not come back until Monday, but there our companies depending on us to be here and open for their needs. So we hold out as long as we can. I am sure there will be those who give up and go home early. There are also those who will just complain about it all day. Then there are those who will see it as a challenge. 2 Timothy 4:5 says, “But you, keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, discharge all the duties of your ministry.” Well, maybe this isn’t the same, but we can use the advice just the same no matter the situation.
I know that it will all turn out fine. The water will be restored soon. This is by no means the end of life. It is a hardship we have to endure for just a little while. Just like when the hurricane hit last September. We dealt with that and we survived. This too will pass and we will survive. Just keep your head and do your work.