Good Morning August 12

There are life lessons to be found in all kinds of places. For some reason I was reminded recently of the 1971 film Willy Wanka and the Chocolate Factory. If you remember anything of the story, the children who were filled with pride and greed were the losers. The one who was humble and caring was looked down upon, but was ultimately the winner. It was the same conflict Jesus faced between the prideful Jewish leaders versus the tax collectors and sinners He associated with. He said that the first shall be last and the last first. He made His point dramatically at the Last Supper by getting on the floor and washing the disciples feet. He said, “If I, your Teacher and Lord, have washed your feet. You also ought to wash one another’s feet.”(John 13:14) People spend a lot of time creating images and gaining advantages. The Lord has to continually remind us, as He did for Samuel, that “People look at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.”(I Sam.16:7)