May 23 – The Little Miser

A young boy found a $5 bill on the street one day. From that time on, he never lifted his eyes when walking. He accumulated 29,519 buttons, 54,172 pins, 12 cents, a bent back and a miserly disposition. But he missed the blossoms of trees and flowers in the spring, the blue sky, the rainbow and the smiles of his friends. Someone says, “dumb kid” But when we think about our own lives, it is not true that our time crunch often pushes our desire to get ahead, our often senseless chasing of pleasure also keep us from looking up and seeing the beautiful things of life? In the book of Isaiah, our Lord urged, “Look to me…” and the writer of Hebrews encourage us to be “looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith.” The song-writer put it well, with the words, “Turn your eyes upon Jesus, look full in His wonderful face, and the things of earth will go strangely dim, in the light of His glory and grace.”

Pastor Alex Rockwell