Get to Know the Repairman
Chris threw down his bike and ran off with his friends. Minutes later, a repairman climbed into a truck, unaware of the boy's bike lying just behind his tire.
The next sound was a loud crunch. The repairman slammed on his brakes. Jumping out, he saw the mangled bike. Chris saw it too . . . and cried. The repairman apologized and threw the bike in the back of his truck.
One week later, the repairman showed up at the boy's house. Chris answered the door, and to his surprise, his bike was back: restored.
This is Howard Butt, Jr., of Laity Lodge. All of our lives are broken. This New Year, let's reflect on the restoration and hope we have when we know the Repairman . . . in the high calling of our daily work.
"He will wipe every tear from their eyes.
There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain,
for the old order of things has passed away."