Friday, April 8, 2011
It was an Estate Sale. He did not know the family, but his wife did. He did not want to attend the sale, but his wife did. He had a plan. He was going to buy something at the start of the auction with the hope his wife would leave early. He wanted to go home and watch the ball game on TV. The first two items went quick. The third item came up for bid. It was a picture. It looked like an oil painting. The frame was old and the lady in the picture was old. She had a stern look, gray hair, but she had soft loving eyes. This was the one he wanted. The opening bid was ten dollars. He raised his hand. Someone behind him bid eleven dollars. He said twelve. The voice behind him said thirteen. He really wanted that picture and he wanted to go home. He said twenty. The voice behind him said twenty one. He looked over his shoulder to see a young man, jaw firmly set determined to get the picture. He heard his wife whisper in his ear. "That’s the grandson" and he knew the "Grandson" had more of an interest in the painting than he did. He knew that he could not bid twenty two. He was prepared to go up to fifty because he wanted to buy something and go home. But he knew he could not take the picture. It belonged to the young man behind him. It was a picture of his grandmother.
Phillipians 2:3-4 tells us to valud others above ourself. When we forget our own interests to care for the interests of others we see God's name glorified. If you act with kindness toward others your actions will point others to God. Praise His name!
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