Today I came out of Walmart looking for my car. At first I couldn’t find it. Then I realized that I was looking for our Chrysler Van, when in fact I was driving our Honda Accord! Once I set my sights on the right vehicle, I found it right away.
Owning two vehicles and being able to purchase food and clothing makes me feel blessed. I have been on a couple of mission trips to a remote village in northern Thailand where the people don’t have nearly as much material wealth as most of us possess. In this particular village there were no cars—only one truck and a few motorcycles. Very few of the residents had electricity. None of them had running water. The things we take for granted would be unimaginable riches to these people.
Maybe we have too much stuff. It wouldn’t hurt most of us to try to be more generous to those in need.
“Our desire is not that others might be relieved while you are hard pressed, but that there might be equality.”—2 Corinthians 8:13.