“One person gives freely, yet gains even more;
another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty.
A generous person will prosper;
whoever refreshes others
will be refreshed.”
Proverbs 11: 24, 25
Have you ever noticed how stingy people lose out on so much joy? And it not only is it a joy to give, but how humbling and refreshing it can be when we are on the receiving end!
Years ago my wife and I went on a missions trip overseas. We stayed in an empty house, which also served as the meeting place for a church. And yes we were roughing it with no beds, but we slept in our sleeping bags on the tile floor.
One day a refrigerator made an appearance, and soon there after we found food in it, and we were told it was all for us. Talk about humbling! We were so blessed and wondered where it all came from. This was a poor country and the people did not have much at all.
It wasn’t until the end of our time there, we found out the refrigerator belonged to one of the pastors, and they were the ones that had stocked it with food. They had taken from their own house, and their own family, and had given it all to us.
We were so humbled we cried, and it still brings me to tears.
Heavenly Father, thank you that in this mixed up, crazy world there are still people that love You, and care about others. Thank You for all those that give and bring refreshing to others. In Christ’s name, amen.
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Note: Enjoy your day of rest! I will be too and will see you, Lord willing, on Monday.