I just read about a Toronto woman who recently bought a lottery ticket. She returned to the store the following day to see if by chance she had won anything.  To her excitement, she discovered that she won $40,000.

She immediately rushed home to celebrate with her family. Her daughter decided she would look up on line the lottery numbers to confirm her mother’s win, and she quickly realized that her mother had actually won $40 million dollars. (Now that’s a big difference!)

When interviewed, the winning lottery ticket holder said, “When my daughter told me it was $40 million and not $40,000, I ran down the street like a crazy woman!”  Hey, for $40 million, I would run down the street like a crazy woman – but that is really not the point.

Truthfully, the numbers tell us that even if you play the lottery every week, chances are you will not ever win big.  That is why it is called a “lottery” and “luck.”  It is a risk or a gamble to play because more times than not- you will come up empty handed!

So while most of us will not win the lottery today, all of us can have faith. Don’t leave the important “stuff” in your life to chance.  Don’t roll-the-dice on the “things” that really matter!  The Bible says, “… faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.”  Hebrews 11:1

Think about it, and have a “Faith-Filled Day!”

John Mark Caton, Ph.D