“When a man knows he is significant in the eyes of God because of who he is, he will be successful. He will live with enthusiasm and strength. His relationships will be healthier. Winning is a certainty and failure is not an option. There is a different measurement and source to his life because, no matter what, his life matters and the simplest and smallest things have unlimited potential.” From the introduction of Welcome to the Big Leagues
Les has been driving school bus for 35 years. He doesn’t just drive a bus, he transports our precious children. Each one matters and when they climb on his bus he notices each child. Some come from bad homes and leave the house without a kiss or a prayer. Many are facing a day with studies that are hard to get. Peers tease and pick at vulnerable children. So Les looks them in the eye, smiles and calls his transports by name and asks them how they are doing. He really cares! A little guy sat on the first row behind him one day and said, “Hey, you care about me like I’m your son.” Les’s sunglasses hid his tears but did not diminish the gush of warm emotions that flooded inside of him. He was living the Big League life, because his life mattered and his actions made a difference, in immeasurable ways.
Colossians 3:23, 24 “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.”