Thursday, January 7, 2016
I Won the Powerball!
United Methodists are encouraged to not participate in lotteries because it runs counter to our belief that God's blessings are meant for all people, not just for that one "lucky" (actually "unlucky") winner.
When I woke up today and saw that no winner was drawn for the 500 million dollar jackpot, this tempting thought came to me:
But what IF you won that amount of money! Just think of the better car, the summer/fall/winter/spring mansions around the world, the fancy restaurants, the lucrative vacations, the expensive clothes, the even bigger TV, all the cream filled donuts in the world?????
As I awoke from my brief daydream, I turned to my morning scripture readings to start the day. Each of these scriptures point to something so much better than all the money in the world. Wow, does God have a sense of humor!
First Scripture Lesson: Psalm 103