Peace with God produces humility.
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In the early 1890’s, Winfield Scott Stratton struck it rich at the Independence Mine on Victor Colorado’s Battle Mountain. Eight years after establishing the mine he sold it for $11 million. What did he do with the money? After his death in 1902, he left his fortune to care for children and the elderly (a charity that still exists).
This bronze character of a woman bending down to scoop water is a symbol of humility. Humility is a by-product of peace.
At the first advent of Christ the shepherds were caught up in the glory of the heavenly host.
“Glory to God in the highest,
and on earth peace
among those with whom he is pleased!”
Luke 2:14 English Standard Version
God is pleased with you. Sin has been washed away in the blood of Christ. Nothing separates you from his love. He delights in you.
Stratton received $11 million for his mine. You have received the riches of heaven. As this wealth produced a humble heart in Stratton’s life may the wealth of heaven and the peace that is ours in Christ produce in us a humble spirit.
Copyright Douglas P Brauner