Running Over


This pond still overflows the dam that was once used to power a gristmill beside the Blue Ridge Parkway. The Rakes family obviously benefited financially from those who came to have their grain ground into flour, but they also gave back to their customers. You see, Mr. Rakes allowed his customers the sole privilege of fishing for trout in the mill pond while they waited on their grist products.

Jesus promised blessings upon those who have a generous spirit. And one thing's for certain... you cannot out-give God.

"Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you." (Luke 6:38)

Don't be a Scrooge! Nothing you have really belongs to you anyway. You are just managing what God has given you. So overflow with generosity and see if God won't return the blessing.

Rakes Mill Dam 

Blue Ridge Parkway

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