“Not a winner.”

“Not a winner.”

“Not a winner.”

Three times the clerk tore off the receipt and repeated the phrase to the woman across the counter.  Then she waited for the $3 payment.  

How disheartening to hear those words in public, and then have to pay for the news.  That, however, is what most people are prepared for when they buy lottery tickets.

Aren’t you thankful that our salvation is not a gamble, but a sure thing that is offered to us freely?  We could never afford it.

Psalm 49:7-9