Had a conversation the other day and the gentleman said to me, well you know how it is Ang, the girls go off and marry and you don't worry about them, it's the boys that keep the family name and keep things going. And as for family like you, well, maybe they could make you a hired hand.
Went for a ride on the boat this weekend, and I read "On the Banks of Plum Creek". Ma and Pa lived in a dugout on Plum Creek. Laura tells of all their trials, adventures and hard work and how wonderful life was with nothing really, but each other and nature, but to them they had it all. Pa says, no matter what you do in life Laura, make sure you do it without complaining or grumbling.
Then I looked up from my book and around the Lake Shores and saw the most breathtaking houses. I asked my husband who's home's they belonged to. And many with recognizable prominent last names.
For a moment, I looked up and said "God, please don't do away with me, please make sure there is a spot in heaven for me"
What a sad thought. I was, however, reacting to the world and how the world operates, which most times is not how God or Heaven operate. Do you suppose that's why so many of us have a hard time connecting with God, because we think he treats us like the world does?
I thought about how in Christianity, God doesn't just do away with the girls and let them marry off to someone else, or how your last name doesn't have to be powerful and prominent. How it doesn't matter if you live in a dugout or an enormous house on the shore front. Whether you have ownership or are a hired hand. What matters is that God see's you as equally important as the next.
God has no favorites.
It's time friends, to believe that no matter what our life is about, what we have in material possessions or what we do for a living, God doesn't see our social or success platforms, he sees our heart. Don't believe for a moment that you are any less or that you don't have a spot in heaven because of what you see in the world.
Jesus left a Legacy for you, and YOU ARE God's child.