Tuesday, July 5, 2011


Today I was riding in my van with my sister through some farmland, when we happened to upon two van loads of migrant field workers. Seeing these men about to embark on a long, hot day of tedious labor gave me a jolting wake up call!
I find myself, all to often, taking my comfortable life for granted. I have plenty of food to eat. (My sister always jokes that I say I have no food at all, but when she opens my cabinet it's stuffed with food.) I have a modest home, but it's comfortable, and exactly right for my family, and the Lord has allowed us to own that home. I hated renting. He's given me two beautiful girls for whom we are able to provide without my working. Sometimes our  finances are difficult, but the Lord has always provided a happy, safe, and comfortable lifestyle for me.

When, I look at these people who will receive very little compensation for their hard labor and live in a way that I find inconceivable, it both saddens me and causes me to rejoice.
So, I won't be comparing my home to that of my friends, and won't be complaining that our second vehicle isn't nice enough. That is, until I forget how great I've got it, because I'm sure I will forget soon. And, I'm sure I'll begin to complain and want for more, more, more!
"But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus." - Philippians 4:19


  1. Thanks for this post! I needed the reminder! We are in the process of trying to sell our house, because there is a house that fits our needs better. I keep saying that if God does not allow us to sell our house, that I will make the most of what I have. But, there are times when I struggle with that commitment and just want the bigger house! I need the reminder to be content with where I am while I am here! So, thanks for the reminder! ;)

  2. I know exactly how you feel, I went through a similar situation a couple years ago. I just hated everything about the house we lived in. God did allow us to move, but when you say this it makes me realize how selfish I'd been!