The Shower

Drew Berding

This morning I had a long, wonderful hot shower.
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This morning I had a long, wonderful hot shower. I probably used 25 gallons of clean pure water.

In contrast, I thought about a mother in Uganda that sends her five-year-old child to walk two miles with a plastic bucket to bring home some dirty contaminated water from a pond used by cattle.

Why am I so blessed? Why was I born here where such luxuries are taken for granted, where most people don’t even acknowledge that “every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father…” (James 1:17)

The amazing thing is that Christians in places like Uganda who have absolutely nothing are so joyous. They get together to sing from their hearts and praise God and be taught from the Bible. Their enthusiasm may go on for three hours!

Lord, give us insight to see what is really important so we can truly be grateful like our brothers and sisters in places like Uganda.

What is important? Not physical things. The absolute most important thing is to rejoice that God loves us individually with an infinite love and that He has made provision through Jesus for us to enjoy Him forever.

Photo by Chandler Cruttenden

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