Gratuity Not Included: Spouse

Gratuity Not Included: Spouse

I thank my God upon every remembrance of you.
Philippians 1:3

When Aaron Collins worked in a pizzeria, he noticed how little the servers made. So he made out his will and added a stipulation leaving a $500 tip to a restaurant server. When he suddenly died at age thirty, his estate couldn’t afford to pay the “tip,” so his friends pitched in. The campaign spread, aided by social media; and thousands of dollars in tips have now been distributed to servers across America in Collins’ honor.

Maybe there’s a server in your own house, under your own roof. Perhaps there is someone who serves others day and night. It might be your spouse. Perhaps you know someone who labors selflessly. Perhaps you’re married to this dear one.

It’s wonderful to be a blessing after our deaths, but why wait? How much better to express appreciation now! We often neglect to thank those closest to us. We take them for granted. Take time right now to call, text, email, or write to tell someone how much you thank God for them. A gesture of gratitude might be unexpected, but it will never be unappreciated.

How much would our world be transformed if each of us made it a practice to thank God for others and then to tell these others what it is about them that we thank God for?
D. A. Carson, in A Call to Spiritual Reformation



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