W. Austin Gardner
You're not home yet
Rather than wondering why others have what they have and get what they get, we should be amazed that we receive anything. We must not allow ourselves to be distracted by what happens to others.
After serving as a missionary for 40 years in Africa, Henry C. Morrison became sick and had to return to America. As the great ocean liner docked in New York Harbor, there was a large crowd gathered to welcome home another passenger on that boat. Morrison watched as President Theodore Roosevelt received a grand welcome-home party after his African safari. Resentment seized Henry Morrison and he turned to God in anger. “I have come back home after all this time and service to the church and there is no one, not even one person, here to welcome me home.”
Then a still, small voice spoke to Morrison and said, “Henry—you’re not home yet.”7
The same is true for us. We’re not home yet. Don’t be distracted by what happens to others. Follow Jesus.
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Mark Hitchcock, Heavenly Rewards: Living with Eternity in Sight (Eugene, OR: Harvest House Publishers, 2019).