I awoke to the loud beeping of a reverse alarm and an engine noise near my house. This truck sounded strangely close. It wasn’t trash day. There was no construction going on in my area. What could this be? I reached for my bathrobe on the bedpost, and without even stopping by a mirror to comb my hair, I went to the front window. Before my eyes, and my front door, was a large dump truck. My heart started pounding. What in the world was this?! I heard the hydraulic lift raising the bed of the dump truck. Just then, a knock on my door. I ran to open the door, despite my “sleepy head” appearance. A man stood before me in cover-alls to guard against the nippy start to the day. “Hi ya, lady. Where do want the load today?” The man had a kind of northern accent, and was chewing gum. (I thought this to be quite odd at 6 AM. I hadn’t even had a cup of coffee yet!) Pushing these thoughts aside, I stared at him rather blankly. “Load?” I asked. “Yeah.” he replied. “Ya know, your load of benefits for the day? Just tell me where ya want ’em and sign here.” He said, shoving a clipboard with an attached pen in my face.
“Oh. Of course!” I said, looking down at the paper before me. It read:
Psalm 68:19 Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. Selah.
This was my daily load of benefits from my Father! I hastily signed my name and smiled. “I’ll take them right here.” I said pointing at my office, where I read my Bible every day, and talked to my Father. “Okey dokey!” the man said to me while smacking his gum. He released the back of the truck and I watched in amazement as the benefits poured into my home! There was good health for the day. I saw “love, joy, peace, gentleness, long-suffering, meekness, goodness, faith and temperance”. There was the Holy Spirit! I saw “good husband, Mother, children, sister, brother, and in-laws” pass by me. I smiled at “godly and praying friends” as it rolled past me. I had a tear to my eye when I watched “a goodly heritage” come inside my home. It was a blessing to my heart to open a small package that contained “God’s compassion for the day. Lamentations 3:22-23” There were so many more, that I haven’t time to tell you all of them! I did not earn any of these benefits! They are all just perks to the Christian life.
How could I forget that these benefits would be arriving? This was something that the Lord gave me everyday! Probably because, like all of us, I tend to take things for granted. Nevertheless, the Lord is there everyday, with His “dump truck” load of benefits and blessings. Today, however, I was reminded to thank Him for them.

Of course, this story is fictional, springing forth from my overly-active imagination! I thought that if I could literally receive a “load of benefits” at my front door everyday, then maybe I would be more grateful for that which I already do receive everyday! Because they aren’t always visible, I often forget about the benefits and blessings that the Lord bestows upon me every single day of my life, and for eternity! Why, even during times of trial and testing, His “load of benefits” still arrives at my “door” every morning.I thank the Lord for this unspeakable gift!

5 thoughts on “The Dump Truck at my Door

  1. Valerie you had me hook line and sinker. I was still thinking what in the world. The overall's threw me a bit. lololol

    What a wonderful story you have laid out today. Daily Benefits indeed!

    Psa. 68:19 is what I talked on for our ladies meeting this month. Too bad I didn't have your story first. lol

    We got to get together on these things. lol


  2. Anonymous says:

    I was sitting on the edge of my seat, (even hollered at my kids to wait for something,) to see what you had received. My goodness, I didn't expect it to be daily benefits, I was thinking, mulch or something for the yard, but I have to admit it was good and so so true.

    Wendy in NC


  3. Mother says:

    You may remember that Psalm 68:19 is one of my favorite verses in the Bible, and it is the reference I have inscribed on my grave marker.

    Thank you for a humorous and creative way of expressing this wonderful truth!

    I love you.


  4. Anonymous says:

    I am just like Wendy and couldn't wait to see what had been delivered to you via a dump truck. Thanks for a great illustration of a great truth. You have got to write a book.

    Love you,


  5. Anonymous says:

    This was great!! I am a very visual person, so this was a blessing to me to think about all of our “daily benefits!”
    Kim W in NC 🙂
    (Melanie's friend!!)


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