Thursday, September 6, 2012

Our Provider

Oh, how she needed financial help! Her horoscope told her to eat at a Chinese restaurant on her birthday. Taking it to heart, she did. Her fortune cookie told her that things were about to turn in her favor. On her way to her car, she found a one dollar bill. She used the dollar to buy a lottery ticket playing the lucky numbers on the reverse side of her fortune. The winners numbers would be announced the next day. That night, she went to bed wondering if she would win - hoping that she would win enough to pay off her debts, buy a much needed car, and maybe even take the vacation of her dreams. Or, dare she dream that she would win enough to live a life of ease and luxury?
Oh, how he needed financial help! He opened his Bible and read from 2 Corinthians 9:10, "Now He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness." Taking it to heart, he took the last bill from his wallet and used it to buy a bag of flour. He took the flour to the local mission and donated it to their kitchen. He stood in line with a group of homeless men and filled his plate as did they. He sat at a table with men who couldn't find a dollar or a way to make one. He heard their stories and bowed his head as one of them offered thanks for the meager meal.  That night, he went to bed - and slept.
Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Matthew 6:25-33
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