Glimpses of Grace Daily Devotion for August 19, 2017

A Story of a Ten Dollar Bill & a Quarter

One morning as I took the clear inexpensive cover off of a pair of trousers fresh from the dry cleaners there was a sealed envelop stapled around the hanger. In bold letters were the words, OPEN IMMEDIATELY. DO NOT THROW AWAY

When I opened the envelop I found a folded ten dollar bill! Evidently I had left it in a pocket by accident. I was impressed by the values of the cleaners and the honesty of whoever checked my trousers before cleaning.

That evening my wife told me that when she took my grandson with her to get her car washed, they saw something that they had never seen before. An employee was riding in the car as it was pulled through the wash. He appeared to be doing something in the car, largely unnoticed, except by my grandson and wife!

When my grandson and wife got in the car she saw that a quarter that she keeps in a tray was missing. She asked the assistant and then manager of the car wash about it. They asked the employee who rode through the car wash and no quarter was found. She was even made to feel a liar.

As she told me what happened I couldn’t help but to remember Jesus’ words;  One who is faithful in a very little is also faithful in much, and one who is dishonest in a very little is also dishonest in much. (v. Luke 16:10)

That $10 bill and that quarter, said it all. 

Lord, make be faithful of a little do I will be seen in Your eyes as worthy as being faithful over a lot. Amen


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