In the wee hours of the morning on D-Day, June 6, 1944, a young paratrooper prepared to jump over France, supporting the troops invading Normandy. He checked his parachute and noted it was packed by a company near his hometown. He chuckled.

Wearing heavy gear, his squad sat all around him along the sides of the plane. “Hey, what gives?” One man asked. “Share the joke. We’re all nervous and could use a laugh.”

“I know this parachute will work,” the trooper answered.

“Really?” Another soldier said. “How can you be so sure?”

He pointed to the name tag on the chute. “Because my mother packed it. She works in the parachute factory.”

The warrior landed safely and performed his job well. After the war ended, he told this story.

I challenge you to be like that airmen’s mother. She had no idea her son would use a parachute she prepared, but she earned a reputation for excellence. It served her and her son well. With God’s help, strive to do your best with every task you undertake.

“And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” Colossians 3:17

Photo by Duncan Kidd

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