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Will Work for Food
It was the ultimate irony. A man was standing by the road with his sign that
read, "Will work for food." We have all seen people doing this. What was
wonderful this time is he was standing in front of a large business
establishment that had a huge sign posted, "Help Wanted – Now Hiring."
The sign was just a few feet behind him but above him.
Now I am going to give him the benefit of the doubt and assume he really
did want work. I will not give into the temptation to think the last thing he
wanted was work instead of a handout. The reason I am being so generous
is it fits my lesson for the day. If the man really wanted work and had
looked up he would have found the answer to his need. The lesson here is
obvious. We have needs and if we will look up to our heavenly Father we
will find the source of all life and love. We will find someone who not only
wants to help us but someone who can.
Jesus once said in Matthew 6:7, "But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions,
as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much
speaking. Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what
things ye have need of, before ye ask him." How grand!
Roger Bothwell and my address is firstname.lastname@example.org
or 151 Old Farm Rd. Leominster, MA 01453. Thank you for your
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