The Christian Public Servant – “Who sends such a person”

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April 18, 2018 – Wednesday


Titus 2:7(a) [NIV] In everything set them an example by doing what is good.


Ever have car trouble? Not an inconvenience, like discovering a tire is low in your garage and having to drag over the air compressor hose. No, I mean you’re loaded up, 75 miles from the nearest garage, and your alternator goes out. You are dead in the water. Not going anywhere, man. Oh, and no cell phone service.

This happened to me this past week. The “idiot light” telling me I had battery problems did wonders at building up the suspense, but the miraculous coasting into a rest stop was the start of one of God’s moments.

Upon opening the hood, a traveling salesman (yes, a traveling salesman) came over and asked if he could help. I am sure he had a busy schedule, yet he took over 30 minutes to help me determine what was wrong and charge up my battery from his car. He got me going again so I could limp to the nearest community and get a new alternator.

I offered to pay him, but he refused. He mentioned he was a Christian and knew what he was supposed to do. This soft-spoken traveling salesman was leading by example. My guess is I was not the first person he has helped, nor will I be the last. I don’t know his name, but I know Who sends such a person like that traveling salesman.

On your way to work today, perhaps you will follow scripture and set the example like this man. The one you help will not need to know your name, for he will know Who sends such a person like you!



Dear Jesus, show me the way. Instruct me to do what is right. Remind me Your goodness prevails in this world. In Your name, I pray. Amen.

Larry Ketcham, MPA
City Engineer
City of Laramie
Laramie, Wyoming USA

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