Thursday, December 24, 2009

Dirty American Farmer


...one's life does not consist in the abundance of the things he possesses.
Luke 12:15
In the late 1700s, the manager of Baltimore's largest hotel refused lodging to a man dressed like a farmer because he was afraid the man's humble appearance would shame his establishment. So the man left. Later, the innkeeper discovered that he had turned away none other than Thomas Jefferson! He immediately sent a note to Jefferson asking him to return to the hotel and be his guest, to which Jefferson replied, "I have already engaged a room. I value his good intentions highly but if he has no place for a dirty American farmer, he has none for the Vice President of the United States."
We should never disregard the value or worth of those who have little in this world or show partiality to those who have much. The Creator of the Universe was born into a family that was poor in the eyes of society, but God found them worthy to raise His own Son.
Let us show the love of Christ to all without partiality because oftentimes it is those with little to speak of in this world who have much stored up in heaven.

Recommended Reading
James 2:1-9

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3 comments:

tathorpe said...

Louis,
That is wonderful story of Thomas Jefferson. Many people put to high a value on the exterior and not the true value of a person. I thank God that He doesn't look at the exterior but at our hearts! Merry Chrsitmas!!
Terrie

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Louis Edwards said...

Terrie

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