In the 20th century, many years ago, a farmer and his wife looked for their daughter after loading supplies on the wagon. She had remained inside the general store, she was gazing through the glass into the colorful selection of hard candies.
The store keeper complememented the little girl for being good. He asked if she would like to reach her hand into a candy jar for a free handful. The little girl smiled shyly and dropped her head, but didn’t reach for the candy, so the owner did it for her. He reached in and gave her a generous handful.
On the way home, her parents were curious. “You aren’t that shy. Why didn’t you reach your hand into the jar when the man invited you to?” With that same delightful smile, the little girl replied, “because his hands were bigger.”
That bit of wisdom works just as well with blessings as it does with candy. In our walk with the Master, we are wise if we can stifle our greed to wait for His blessings. His hands are bigger, and He lavishes blessings upon us greater that we can contain. (Malachi 3:10) It is He who is able to do “exceedingly abundantly beyond all that we ask of Him,.” (Ephesians 3:20)
But if we refuse to wait upon the Lord; if we grasp and horde and grab all we can, we will stangely discover that our accumulation is worthless and lacking in joy.