— by Troy Moore, from an unpublished collection of illustrations.
The story is told of a farmer who loved the Lord and believed in stewardship. He was a very generous man, and gave much to the cause of God. He was asked one day by his friend why it was that he gave so much and yet remained prosperous. “We cannot understand it,” his friends questioned, “You seem to give more than the rest of us, and yet you seem to have greater prosperity.”
“Oh,” replied the farmer, “That is very easy to explain. You see, I keep shoveling into God’s bin, and God keeps shoveling more and more into mine, and God has the biggest shovel.”