In his book, Truman, David McMcCullough shared this story:
As times got more and more difficult, President (Truman), felt more than ever a need to see and talk to what he called “the everyday American.” And he always felt better for it. One evening in Washington, on one of his walks, he had decided to take a look at the mechanism that raised and lowered the middle span of the Memorial Bridge over the Potomac. Climbing down some metal steps, he came upon the bridge tender, eating his evening supper out of his lunch pail. Showing no surprise that the President of the United States had climbed down the catwalk and suddenly appeared before him, the man said, “You know, Mr. President, I was just thinking about you.” It was a greeting President Truman loved and never forgot.
We are living in difficult times right now. If God showed up where you are right now, would you be able to say, “You know, I was just thinking about you.”
“Keep your eyes on Jesus, who both began and finished this race we’re in. Study how he did it. Because he never lost sight of where he was headed – that exhilarating finish in and with God – he could put up with anything along the way…”(Hebrews 12:2) And so can we.