One More Roll

April 18, 2012

I was having a coffee at Tim Horton’s ( I know that’s hard to believe), when I heard a staff member comment on how pleased she was that the “Roll up the Rim” contest was finished for yet another year. Curious, I asked why that was?  She told me it was because some customers would get so upset when they didn’t win. Interesting.  They got upset because they were leaving not having what they didn’t have when they arrived.  They had paid for a coffee and received a coffee but were cranky because they didn’t get more than the coffee they paid for. 
Roll up the rim is a life lesson. For all the scraping and conniving, all the work and toil that we expend during our brief time on spaceship earth, we will all leave not having what we didn’t have when we arrived. Or as Job said, “naked I came into this world and naked I will depart.”   We all know that we can’t take it with us, so why are we so willing to sacrifice the forever for the temporary?
The prize under the rim of life is an eternity with Christ and every cup is a winner if we are only willing to roll it up and claim the prize. Have a great week and remember: To see what is really possible, you will have to attempt the impossible.