September 1, 2018
Shaking off the Dust
For to everyone who has, more will be given and he will grow rich.
My neighbor has a vintage red-and-white recreational vehicle parked in her driveway, a few feet from my kitchen window. We have lived here for five years, and it's never been moved, no one's ever used it or even cracked a door open on it, as far as I can tell. The years go by, the colors fade, dust collects, and there it sits.
I try not to be "that neighbor," but yes, it irritates me at times. Why does she have it sitting there collecting dust and really not being at all picturesque if she's not going to use it?
But then I listen to what I'm saying, and I accept that perhaps I'd be better off turning that question around. What has the Lord given me? What am I doing with it? Is it just sitting there, deep within, gathering dust?
Jesus, may I boldly share the gifts you have given me with others today.
- Amy Welborn
1 Corinthians 1:26-31|Psalm 33:12-13, 18-21|Matthew 25:14-30