Helping Hands Food Pantry
May 1, 2015 by Valera Brooks
“If I were a rich man…” are the beginning lyrics to a song in a Broadway play, “Fiddler on the Roof.” Most all of us have played that game of “if I were rich I would….” I’m always saying that, “when I win the lottery I will do such and such,” and Gene always replies that “first you have to buy a lottery ticket.” At this stage of my life, I realize that by Donald Trump and Bill Gate’s standards, I am never going to be rich or even close. Neither are my friends or family. Maybe that’s not so bad, because in both Matthew and Mark, we are told, “that it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter into heaven.” So, I guess we can relax.
But wait a minute! Rich is relative. I know that I am richly blessed with a loving family, a church family, a beautiful home, great friends, health and the love of God and our Lord Jesus. What pos-sible more could I want? Yes, I am rich and so are you! So, the eye of the needle IS directed at us.....