Tuesday, February 26, 2013

God's Word Does Not Return Void

When I read the story about the homeless man who found a diamond ring in his donation cup it touched my heart. Even though he slept under a bridge each night, instead of pawning the engagement ring, he held on to it. He knew that the owner would be back for it. Sure enough a couple of days later the woman returned looking for her ring. She had accidentally dropped her diamond ring in the cup with her spare change.

This story is inspirational because he chose to do the right thing. This man, Billy Ray Harris, admits to being tempted to pawn the ring, but he attributes making the right choice to his Christian upbringing. This real life story is such a good reminder that God is with us in prosperous times and lean times. The fact that Billy Ray Harris didn't sell the ring, shows that God continues to produce fruit in his heart. As a bonus, a fund has been set up for 90 days to pay the kindness forward. Initially, the goal was to bring in $1,000, but God has much more than that in mind. As of this morning it was at $150,000!
"So My word that comes from My mouth will not return to Me empty, but it will accomplish what I please and will prosper in what I send it to do.” (Isaiah 55:11 HCSB)

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