But to do good and to communicate forget not:
for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.
One day while driving down a country road,
a woman maned Ruth passed a small, wooden house
with a sign outside that read
“Quilts for Sale.”
knocked on the door,
and was greeted by [Martha],
a little old woman in a faded gingham dress.
Martha led Ruth to a large cupboard
and showed her beautiful quilts
of every color and pattern imaginable.
Pinned on each one was a blue ribbon.
“I make quilts, too,” Ruth said,
“but I’ve never been able to win a blue ribbon.”
Martha replied, “My child,
maybe your quilts don’t have heart.
Do you only want the blue ribbon?
Every one of mine was made
with someone special in mind.”
We live in a day of shallow superlatives.
Entertainers and athletes perform feats
hailed “the greatest” by the world.
But truly great endeavors are those done
for Jesus with some needy person in mind.
And they bear the mark of eternal excellence.
~~~Dennis J. Dehaan
And the King shall answer and say unto them,
Verily I say unto you,
Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one
of the least of these my brethren,
ye have done it unto me.
Forget not – Today
With my prayers, desiring yours, Leslie