If you live in the United States and are employed, you are rich by the world’s standards. You are in the top 3% of the world population if you make at least $30,000 a year. Many of us are in the top 1% because we make more than that.
It may not feel like it since I live in the US but the truth is – I am the rich person that God talks about so often in his Word.
God gives us this truth in Luke 12, “From everyone who has been given much, much more will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked.”
I am definitely in the group that has been given much so much more is demanded of me.
I know I don’t actually own anything. Everything I have has been entrusted to me by God. And he expects me to use what he has given me for his purposes. Years ago I also recognized that my children were his. He loves them more than I do. They are a gift to me to love and mentor during our time here on earth.
God demanded a very high price from me when my son, David Glasser, who was a police officer, was killed in the line of duty. I know God is working his plan out here on earth but that doesn’t make the loss any smaller. It doesn’t make the pain any less.
And ‘much’ is still being expected.
My son’s death was not all God is asking of me. Now I have a new story of God’s love and faithfulness that I have to share. Other people need to hear my story. And that story is just beginning.
“From the one who has been entrusted with much, more will be asked.”
Please give me the strength and wisdom, Abba Father.