“Do not work for food that spoils, but for food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you.” (John 6:27, NIV)
I saw it this morning, while walking my dog. An hour before daybreak, the shadowy figure of a coyote disappeared and re-appeared between the streetlights just ahead of us. After my dog let out a nervous huff, it stopped, turned to stare at us, and then kept trotting ahead.
Know a person who “has it all”? Got a name? A face?
What else can be said about a person who only gets green lights and open doors? It seems they always have more followers, dollars and points than you.
Deep down, you don’t really believe any singular person has it all. So, why do we still let that person bug us?
If you want to catch the Ottens, you’d better call early in the morning. Each at the age of 90, Roger and Audrey are on the move every day.
Connecting and investing in the community is how the Ottens have spent their 67 years of married life together.
“We think it’s important,” states Rog.
Here’s my granular take on this hard saying from Jesus.
“It’s not about how much should we give, but how much should we keep.”
This is how Jack and Mary Ann explain why generosity has never been determined by how much or how little they have. From the very beginning – regardless of their circumstances – they’ve been guided by their Scripture-based belief that it all belongs to God.