I was reading a magazine at the salon Saturday when this article caught my eye. It was about an older couple from Nova Scotia who won the lottery last year. They were awarded $11.2 million dollars. The interesting thing about it was..........they gave it away......every cent of it! They helped many of their family members and gave the rest to Canadian charities. The husband was quoted as saying that he bought two tickets every week and it was always their intention, if they ever won, to donate it to those in need. He said he would continue to do the same. They live on their retirement in the home they have lived in for many years and they drive a 1987 model vehicle.
I don't buy lottery tickets and I'm not suggesting anyone else buy them, but I was blessed by the generosity of these two people. They certainly care about others and we will never know how many people benefited from their gifts.
The lesson in my bible study this week was about the farm. We read verses about sowing, reaping, plowing, and seasons. But what was most interesting to me was the part of the study about gleaning. The only thing I knew about gleaning was that Ruth did it! Well, I know more now and the story about the lottery winners is an illustration of what I learned. Tune in tomorrow to get the rest of the story ! :-)
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