Hot Water and Dish Washers

luxuries in some parts of world, hot water and heat, peru
The hotel bathroom in the hall had no hot water. We flushed the toilet with a bucket of water. 

Our tiny room had a cement floor, and the cardboard patching the window was little protection against the freezing temperatures outside.

It didn’t help that I was sick from our meal in the mountain village the night before. We’d seen the Peruvian villagers washing our serving dishes in a stream before we ate. That’s probably what did it.

The Indians in that village were grateful and content. They joyfully traveled by foot to a small church with a dirt floor. They would have considered our cement-floored hotel a place of luxury.

Sometimes I need experiences like this to remember the difference between wants and needs. I have so much more than I deserve. 

"Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus." 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
copyright 2012, Gail Burton Purath


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2 comments:

  1. Such a good reminder and powerful verse, Gail....Thank you.

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  2. one of my favorite verses....I wish I could LIVE it.
    thank you for your example of kindness and giving to others.

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