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The Lord’s Protection -
My name is Linda, and I have been working in a hotel for twenty years. My job is to clean up the hotel rooms; it is stressful and very hard. Many colleagues have work-related injuries, and even some cannot work anymore and have to retire earlier because of injuries.
When I first started, I lost ten pounds because I did not get accustomed to the heavy workload. I would also get sick every month during my period. In my second year, I believed in the Lord Jesus. Perhaps I got used to the work environment and was under the Lord’s protection, I gained my weight back. In addition, I had eaten nutritional supplements, so I didn’t get sick during my period anymore.
Now, I have to clean up 10 to 14 rooms per day, depending on how many rooms get check-out that day. Some rooms are very messy, and there are garbage and fingerprints everywhere. Those rooms often take more than an hour to clean them up. Inevitably, I will sometimes have something left behind, such as coffee pots are not cleaned, and/ or there is still hair in bathrooms, and so on. When there is a big problem in a room, the rounds will check that room carefully in order to avoid complaints. We are sampling inspection, and the rounds only check two rooms per day. Therefore, whenever I cannot finish my work on the same day, I will pray and hope for miracle to happen. Fortunately, there are colleagues coming to help me every time.
Once I had three rooms that had not been cleaned for two to three days because the guests had put up the “Do Not Disturb” signs. After the guests checked out, I opened the doors of those rooms, and there was trash everywhere. One of the rooms was full of empty cans and bottles; another one had a large cardboard box. When I worried the work probably would not be finished at that day, a colleague, also a good friend of mine, came to borrow my room keys, and then I asked her to take away the large cardboard box and those empty cans and bottles since she collected empty soda cans and water bottles every day at that time. That helped me a lot.
I believe that the Lord Jesus is protecting me and keeping me healthy every day because I have never had any work injury. “So you shall serve the Lord your God, and He will bless your bread and your water. And I will take sickness away from the midst of you” (Exodus 23:25). Lord Jesus, thank you for protecting me everyday!
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