The grace (blessing and favor) of the Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah) be with all the saints (God’s holy people, those set apart for God, to be, as it were, exclusively His). Amen (so let it be) !
REVELATION 22 : 21
BE INSPIRED !!
When you drive on the R62 to Worcester and take the turn to Montagu, the road winds through a huge opening in the rocks, well-known as The Ravine .. The Ravine resembles an angel carved out of the rocks, protecting the town.
As you drive a little further down the winding road, the town of Montagu appears like a beautiful
painting before you .. Very much like something out of a photo album of the Swiss Alps, just without the snow.
Here and there are biggish buildings that look like old farm houses from days gone by, as well as colonial houses with their small, white blocked windows.
Then, as you are almost through the town, on your right hand side, you come across a little farm
stall. The farm stall sells oranges, which of course is not unusual .. What is unusual however is the fact that there is nobody at the stall to receive payment for the oranges that are sold !!
The farm stall is un-manned .. And .. The only indication of what to do is written on a
black board .. R10 per bag. Just Throw The Money Into The Tin Please .. Next to the bags of oranges, stands a blue tin where the money must be thrown into.
Looking at all of this, it gives one such pleasure that you are left very tempted to throw two R10
notes into the blue tin .. One R10 note for the bag of oranges and the other R10 note simply to thank the owner for his childlike faith and trust in his neighbour .. Because .. Of course anyone could stop and load all the bags of oranges AND the blue tin of cash and disappear !!
You know Jesus was a .. Just Throw The Money Into The Tin .. kind of person !!
. Jesus exposed Himself.
. He removed all safety nets and boundaries from around Himself.
. He associated Himself with all kinds of people, thieves, tax collectors, prostitutes, lepers,
even the demon possessed.
. He allowed people to touch and experience Him.
. He also allowed people to take from Him .. “At the end of His life even the clothes on His body”
.. Matthew 27 : 35
Whatever people threw into the Tin was entirely for their own purpose .. However .. Jesus Simply Continued To Give, Irrelevant Of What He Received !!
In his book about leadership, E Schuitema writes .. "You have no power over what is coming towards you; you have only power over what is leaving you... Your weakness is based on what you want to keep and your strength is based on what you are willing to give or loose."
Are you a .. Just Throw The Money Into The Tin Kind Of Person ? .. Or .. Are you a .. Throw FIRST The Money Into The Tin BEFORE I Give You Anything Kind Of Person ?
Jesus Was The First !!
Jesus was a .. Just Throw The Money Into The Tin Kind Of Person .. It May Very Well Have Cost
Him His life .. But .. Through This Attitude Of Jesus, He Changed The Entire History Of The World !!
What a different world we could live in if each of us, as His children, developed a Jesus Attitude Towards Life !!
Be Blessed !! .. Be Inspired !!