Some people say I do not have a sense of humor. I find a lot of things funny, just like I find a lot of things sad. I just stay at an even keel and don’t get too up or too down. I don’t show a lot of emotions.
But this story from a devotional I am reading on perspective made me smile and I hope it does the same for you. Enjoy.
Appreciating the King
An elderly lady was well-known for her faith, and for the bold way she talked about it. She would stand on her front porch and shout, “Praise the Lord!”
Next door to her lived an atheist who would get so angry at her proclamations he would shout, “There ain’t no Lord!!”
Hard times set in on the elderly lady and she prayed for God to send her some assistance. She stood on her porch and shouted, “Praise the Lord!! God, I need FOOD!! I am having a hard time. Please, Lord, send me some groceries!!”
The next morning, the lady went out on her porch and saw a large bag of groceries and shouted, “Praise the Lord!!”
The neighbor jumped from behind a bush and said, “Ha Ha!! I told you there was no Lord. I bought those groceries. God didn’t.”
The lady started jumping up and down and clapping her hands and saying, “PRAISE THE LORD! He not only sent me groceries, but He made the devil pay for them!!” (From God’s Little Acre)
Appreciation in the right direction can make an incredible difference on a person’s perspective.