As I walked up to the airport shuttle door the driver jumped down the steps, pointed at me and said, “Don’t move!”… Immediately I froze, thinking I had done something wrong but then I realized the driver was grinning from ear to ear at me. He then jumped off the bus, grabbed mine and my husband’s suitcases, and put them on the bus while he welcomed us aboard.
As we boarded the bus we were met by sound of music. The bus radio was on a Christian radio station and as the driver hopped back on the bus I realized he was happily singing along. There was a sign above the driver that said, “Your driver’s name is Johnny.”
There was something about Johnny that had my attention, I think it was his joy. Johnny not only drove the bus, but Johnny kept singing and he also seemed to be dancing in his seat as he drove. From time to time he would hold up his hand and point his finger up towards the sky. It was very obvious, Johnny was in love with the Lord and Johnny was singing to Him today.
At each bus stop Johnny would quickly hop off the bus and tell each passenger not to move while sharing his contagious smile with them. He would then grab their luggage and put it on the bus insisting that they go sit down.
Some of those suitcases looked very heavy but Johnny carried them up the steps and put them on the rack with such ease that he made it look as if they were weightless. All the while he kept smiling and laughing while chatting with each passenger as they climbed aboard. After putting their luggage on the bus he would get back in his seat, start driving and singing once again.
Johnny had joy radiating from him and his joy was contagious. I looked around the bus at the other passengers and I realized that everyone had a smile on their face as they watched Johnny.
Johnny’s job did not look very fun to me. Actually his job looked like a very hard job and he seemed to go above and beyond what was expected of him to do. Johnny didn’t act grumpy or complain, instead Johnny worked extra hard. Johnny drove, Johnny lifted heavy suitcases… make that LOTS of heavy suitcases and yet Johnny smiled, Johnny sang and Johnny shared joy.
The people who road Johnny’s bus saw Jesus. If a passenger on Johnny’s bus did not know Jesus then they got to meet him through Johnny today.
As I watched Johnny it reminded me of the verse in the Bible, Colossians 3:23-24 that says ‘Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.’
It was pretty obvious Johnny was working for the Lord today. There was no way you could ride Johnny’s bus and not feel happy because Johnny has Jesus in him and Johnny was shining His light all over the place.
Wouldn’t it be cool if we all could work like Johnny does?
Have a wonderful day today!
“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.. Matthew 5:14-16