Sam Stone was a man who lived in Canton, Ohio, in the 1930s. He simply wanted to bless others but didn't want to get the attention that even a blog as little as mine would give him. So until AFTER he died, his generous gift records were hidden away in an attic.
"In 2008, long after his death, a grandson opened a tattered black suitcase that had collected dust in his parents' attic. That's where he found all the letters, all dated December 1933..."
Lucado goes on to describe how little Mr. Stone had yet how much he chose to give.
O to be a Sam Stone: to make a difference without a title or a recognition, but to simply give out of the abundance we've been blessed with by God! To be satisfied with the extraordinary concept of the ordinary.
"Ordinary man. Ordinary place. But a conduit of extraordinary grace. And in God's story, ordinary matters."
Once again, I'm challenged by the magnitude of the ordinary, and it's great place in God's plan for revealing Himself to the world. Let's not lose sight of this: most of life is ordinary, yes. But, ordinary has a huge part to play in showing who God to a very desperate world.
I would highly recommend this book. It's full of amazing, inspiring truths of God choosing to be a part of our lives. I don't believe you can be disappointed by this read. You can get it at many places. Click here for one of them.