Daring businesses

“O Lord our Lord, how excellent is Thy name in all the earth!” 

Psalm 8:1

That’s what you will see at the top and bottom of the website for Sewell Shutters located in Dallas (http://sewellshutters.com). They are a company that does Keller plantation shutters and Allen plantation shutters in the DFW area. They’ve been in business for 30 years and are highly regarded as one of the best makers and installers of all sort of blinds and shutters in the nation. But what blows my mind is that they are so unashamed of giving glory to God in print for everyone to see. They don’t just claim it quietly, but they throw this verse up there to show that they are all about God and His work. It’s as if they are saying, “We are doing our work well, because God does it first.” That is humble and daring in my book. I’m sure their faithful proclamation is a turn off to many people who don’t follow the teachings of the Bible. They might even lose customers as a result of this statement, which happens to be a loss to their clients who miss out on their superior craftsmanship and service. But they don’t care about putting people off. It’s not as if they are trying to “save” all of their customers. They just want to remind everyone, including themselves, that they acknowledge the work of God.

There are several companies in the United States that are not ashamed of giving glory to God. From Chick-fil-A, who closes their doors on Sundays to honor God with a Sabbath to In-n-Out hamburgers who always put Bible verses on the bottom of their to-go cups, there is a movement to share a deep integrity alongside their excellent food. And it is not like any of these companies are hurting for businesses. In fact, all of them are thriving and maybe this has something to do with their faith intersecting with their business models. When you share deep convictions, you tend to attract workers with similar convictions. The workers are usually friendly and extremely hardworking. That makes a business grow.

Readers, what do you think about the boldness of these businesses? Does it offend you that your hamburger or your plantation shutters are made by Christians? I’m interested in hearing what you think about what I said above. Thanks for your comments and questions.