Pastor Jim Rogers
Isn't it a great feeling when someone blesses you? In order to bless you, someone may have made a great sacrifice for your benefit. I'm so grateful for the blessing of freedom we have in America. I can't even begin to fathom how many have sacrificed their lives and paid an incredible price for our nation, so that we can receive the benefit of living in the land of the free. In the Gospel of John, chapter 15, verse 13 says, "There is no greater love than to lay down one's life for one's friend."
I don’t know that I can tell a man “I understand” his challenge in life, but I will certainly be able to better relate to what he is going through when I’m “walking in another man’s shoes.” A man named Mel Trotter didn’t want to follow in the misguided footsteps of his father, so he left the “bar scene” to take up barbering, and it proved to be financially rewarding. But it also became a two-edged sword. It also gave him the ability to gamble and drink as well.
Do you have a safe deposit box? You may have something that you consider to be so precious that you would be heart-broken if it was lost or stolen. So for peace of mind, you have put your items in safekeeping, at the bank. You always know where to go to get the items, and you always know the items are secure in the steel box that you had to pay for. In the past I have talked about garage sales. Now I’m going to talk about an auction. Have you ever been to an auction where people could bid on unclaimed items that people left behind in safe deposit boxes?
JIM ROGERS Open Door Community Church, Breezy Point, MN