Generous Stewards

October 29th, 2013

RG AUDIO 102913


Proverbs 22:1-16

During World War II millions of servicemen and women traveled across the United States on troop trains on the way to assignments in the war. From Christmas day in 1941 until April of 1946 more than 6 million soldiers, sailors, and marines, 3,000 to 5,000 a day, visited the North Platte Canteen in the Union Pacific station. They were warmly greeted and fed by the women of North Platte and the surrounding towns. Kenneth’s mother joined with other women from our town in taking their turn to cook and serve. It was a time of rationing and shortages, but what they had was generously shared.

He is thankful that he grew up among people who took part in this kind of sacrifice and service. The memory that is probably the most special to him is that after it was over his mother, his aunt, and their neighbors and friends didn’t talk much about what they had done. It was almost as if they didn’t see their sacrifice and service as anything especially noteworthy. We are stewards of the resources God has given us and have a heritage of sharing.

Author: Kenneth E. Crow

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