Cheer up. There are more good people than bad, on our planet. It's just that we don't
have the money to win a seat among the leaders.
But my faith got a boost when
I stepped out of my car one night recently, only to face a teen-aged boy, holding a woman's purse.
He handed it to me. The young man had seen the purse sitting on the trunk of my car as I drove across town,
and had followed me until I finally got to where I was going, making sure it didn't fall in the street before he was able
to make that delivery! It belonged to my daughter, who had set it there while she got something out of her own car, which
had been parked beside mine at the time.
When that teen-ager handed me that purse,
I was speechless. I immediately thought of the shock my daughter was suffering at this very moment, realizing that her purse
was missing. There were so many papers in it, relating to her work, to say nothing of the many other things so important to
any of us...credit cards, driver's license and all those things, to say nothing of the money in it.
And sure enough, when I rushed home, she and her husband were already going all over town, hunting me...knowing
where she had left it, and hoping that it hadn't fallen off my car. By the time we reached her by cell phone, she was
frantic. What a relief! What a blessing that honest boy had been to all of us!
what a lesson. What a testimony to the good, honest people in this world! Strange, isn't it, that some would have ransacked
that purse and discarded what couldn't be used to his or her advantage, and who would even have razzed this youngster
for his honesty.
Christians bear that burden, too. They're ridiculed by some,
while others want laws that will make the rest of us abide by their non-biblical way of life.
The day is coming when every knee shall bow and give account for their lives (Romans 14:11). We win!