Thursday, June 18, 2009

Contentment

Friends of ours sent us some sermon CDs from our church back in Renton a couple of months ago.  One sermon was on contentment.  We have been learning to be content with what we have here.  Material things we have here is just a fraction of what we had back in the US but is way more that any PNG family we have seen.  Most of the PNG kids have no toys or they learn to make them out of simple things like an old wheel attached to the end of a stick.

 

When the truck dropped us off for our 5 weeks of village living we thought we were bringing the bare essentials.  When we were unloading box after box we were soon very embarrassed when we realized that what we brought was more than the sum of what everyone in the village owned. 

 

Philippians 4:12-13  “I have learned what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty.  I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.  I can do everything through him who gives me strength.”

 

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