The Sunday Message

For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.1 Timothy 6:10 (NIV)

A single ticket purchased in Florida won the $450,000,000 Mega Millions lottery Friday night. (CBS)

Maybe it’s just one person or maybe several people went in together and bought tickets.

Think of that – a single ticket won $450 million. If you select the cash option, you will get a one-time check of $281,000,000.

I hope that someone who really needs it won.

That is life-changing. In some parts of the world, winning $50 would be life-changing. Having food to eat and/or clean water would be life-changing in some places.

Do you play the lottery? Some people think that playing the lottery is a sin. I don’t feel that way. I think a person could do a lot of good in the world with winning $450 million.

So I play the lottery and I dream.

The first thing I would do if I won the lottery is tithe.

I’ve dreamed of winning big and going to a bank and getting $100 dollar bills and heading to a store and handing them out. I’ve dreamed of buying houses for my family and friends and new cars. I’ve dreamed of helping veterans and of establishing scholarships.

Realistically, there’s still a lot I could do to make this world a better place even without $450 million in my bank account.

Have a great week!

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