My Snow Blower
When we think of the names of Bible writers we rarely mention King Lemuel. But he was responsible for one of the more famous chapters in Scripture. Proverbs 31 describes the perfect wife. She does everything and she does it well. I have one of those wives. My snow blower broke and we have a storm moving in tonight. The next thing I know is she walks in from the garage and says, “If you will loosen those two bolts and reposition that part, it will be fine.” Really?! So I went out and loosened the designated bolts, repositioned the part and presto. It works just the way it is supposed to.
Someone might ask, “Doesn’t that threaten your masculinity?” And my response is, “Are you kidding? It’s wonderful. Now I don’t have to walk across the street to my engineer neighbor and ask him for help. That threatens my masculinity.”
So I am a happy man with my cup running over with blessings. I realize very few men have wives that can diagnosis a broken snow blower. And she even makes me Cream of Wheat for breakfast. You can’t beat that!
Riches come in many forms. One cannot and should not equate wealth with numbers in an investment account. Riches are so much broader than that. And of course the thing that makes us extremely rich is Jesus. Because of Jesus, God has adopted us into His family making us princes and princesses of the Most High. Ephesians 2 says, “He has raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus: That in the ages to come he might show the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.” Now that is rich!