I work in the Steel Industry. Well, actually, I work in the software industry and the steel industry. (I write a Steel software). While Software is a rather genteel industry, I think it's safe to say that Steel is not. When I took my job it was
Now that I've been here over two years, though, I've come to appreciate the honest, hard-working-ness of those in that industry. And I do truly want to make their jobs easier and better through providing what they want and need in my portion of the software.
But it's still a pretty rough industry, and I'm glad that they're all going home tomorrow afternoon and leaving me to do my job.
Today, though, I was explaining a file format to a gentleman, only to have the conversation wander a bit and discover that he's a strongly missions minded believer. What a neat surprise! I think he was equally surprised to run into a missions minded believer at a Steel conference. So we talked missions for a while - it was neat to hear of the opportunities that God has given him in the Steel industry.
Then at supper, the conversation took similar turns and I found I was sitting next to a youth pastor. Wow! (A co-worker informs me that this industry has a LOT of believers, just with rough edges, but this is my first experience of this sort. I hope it's not the last!).
So, in the place where I least expected it, God surrounded me with brothers today. How refreshing.
Just thought I'd share.