From the Poorhouse to the Penthouse

Well, if you read the previous post about feeding the homeless at the food kitchen this one will make more sense to you. Within a week of each other, I had the experience at the poorhouse feeding the hungry homeless people and another experience I want to place beside it. In my conversations with the people at the food kitchen, I heard about some of the problems they faced. There were relationship problems, addiction problems and financial problems to name a few. A week later I was at a four star resort at a social gathering in the penthouse suite. During the course of the evening I heard about a couple of marriages breaking up, an addiction problem and concern about the financial problems effecting America. It dawned on me later that from the poorhouse to the penthouse the problems and worries are very similar in nature. One crowd dresses nicer and enjoys some of life’s nicer things but I couldn’t help but think what Jesus said, "Life is not in the abundance of the things we possess." The things all of us long for  like to love and be loved, to have peace and to experience joy cannot be bought. Those things are available equally to all of us through surrender to the Lord of life. It is possible for the person sleeping under the stars and eating at the food kitchen to have those coveted things while a person enjoying the penthouse may miss them. The opposite is also true. The ground is really level at the foot of the cross.
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About Scott Ranck

Enjoying life with my wife Gayle and our Yorkie, Zoe boy. I've come to believe life begins when through brokenness I can embrace it fully and openly. I've learned the human drama is an adventure and all of us are made of the same stuff. The Lord is the only being who knows me fully and he has an individual educational plan of life long learning for me and I'm enrolled. This blog is all about what I'm learning.
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