Blessings to you!
God's Word reveals to us His heart; our lives flow out to others with His heartbeat.
by Pamela Woodson
Woodson Ministries, Tulsa, Oklahoma
My grandmother lived during the Depression era and told me an interesting true story about those days. While most people then were struggling financially, enduring all kinds of hardship, one man in particular did quite well. He had asked himself, "What can I do to get money in these hard times?"
His answer was: "Make shoes."
No matter what anyone would do without in that day to save money, they needed shoes on their feet. Sure, in the hottest parts of the country perhaps they did without; but the rest of the country wanted to keep its feet warm, and even Southern farmers didn't want to step on field burrs or snakes -- so they bought shoes with the few dollars they possessed. The man who made and sold shoes had found a need and met it. He himself benefited, as well as all the people who escaped frost bite or snake bite.
We see a point here for us as Christians: When we see a need and meet it, we come out on top and those we help definitely come out better than before.
We are blessed to be a blessing.
Jesus Christ said, "It is more blessed to give than to receive" (Acts 20:35).
From the heart
Shoes in the Depression
"Out of the abundance [OVERFLOW] of the HEART, the mouth speaks [the writer writes]" (Luke 6:45).
"Watch over your HEART with all diligence, for from it FLOW the springs of life" (Prov. 4:23).
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