A wealthy father took his son to a farm to show him how poor people live. On the trip home, the father asked, “What did you learn about poor people?”
The son answered: “I saw that we have one dog and they have four. We have a swimming pool and they have a creek with no end. We have outdoor lanterns and they have stars at night. Our patio reaches to the front yard and they have the whole horizon. We have a small piece of land and they have fields that go beyond sight. We have servants, but they serve others. We buy our food, but they grow theirs. We have walls around our property for protection; they have friends to protect them.”
The father was speechless. Then his son added, “Thanks, Dad, for showing me how poor we are.”
Perspective is a wonderful thing. Thanking God for what we have, instead of worrying about what we don’t have, is a much better way to redeem the time.
Rick Grubbs is best known as the host of “Redeeming the Time,” a one-minute radio program featured on hundreds of radio outlets around the world. He has spoken thousands of times on Biblical time management in all 50 states and 26 other countries. He is the author of the book “Morning Momentum: God’s plan for launching an unstoppable day”. He and his wife Carrie live in Salisbury NC with several of their 12 children.